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Mar 14, 2007 02:25 PM


I made tabbouleh for tonight. We won't sit down to eat until about 2 hours from now. Should I put it in the fridge or leave it out at room temp? If I refrigerate, should I hold off on adding the tomatoes (haven't done so yet)? Thanks.

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  1. I guess down to personal preference as I don't like things ice cold.

    1. the tomatoes need to go in asap. Its the juice from them that softens the wheat. Also, I let mine sit at room temp just to get the juices going and then chill for a short period of time. Don't forget a smear of hummous and a dip of hot sauce...YUM.

      1. Things like that always taste better at room temp. I think I would put it in the fridge for the first hour and then take it out to sit at room temp. Then I would add the tomatoes. Tomatoes should never be refrigerated, to get the best flavour from them.

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        1. re: pescatarian

          2nd this. I make tabbouleh often and usually do something like this.

        2. I definitely prefer it at room temperature. The flavors will shine more at room temperature than cold.

          1. Strongly disagree with everyone above. To me, tabbouleh is at its most refreshing when very, very cold. It's the best thing to eat on a hot summer's day, and it will keep fine in the fridge for several days.