This Tabbouleh recipe is simple and fresh!
This Middle Eastern Salad is made with bulgur, tomatoes, parsley, and a light lemon dressing!
What Is Tabbouleh?
Tabbouleh is a vegetarian Middle Eastern dish that consists of fresh herbs like parsley and mint, tomatoes, onions, bulgur, and an olive oil and lemon dressing. Like most recipes, there are variations. You can make tabbouleh with almost any grain, like quinoa, freekeh, farro or couscous. You could use red onions for the white, add garlic or black olives and add pomegranate seeds for the tomatoes.
WHERE IS THE TABBOULEH RECIPE?
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How Is Tabbouleh Made?
For this recipe, I start by preparing my bulgur. Prepare it according to package directions, using either water or broth for more flavor. Once the bulgur has cooked and cooled, mix it with fresh parsley, fresh mint, fresh tomatoes, and onions (and any add-in you are using). The dressing is a mixture of extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. Whisk those three ingredients together and toss it with the tabbouleh!
What Does Tabbouleh Go Well With?
Tabbouleh works well thrown in with mixed greens like this Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad. It’s also a great side dish for Greek Chicken Souvlaki, or Mediterranean Stuffed Pork Chops. But honestly, this is a great side dish for almost any protein or as part of a vegetarian meal. But tabbouleh doesn’t have to be a side dish, it can be the star of the show! Tabbouleh tastes great all on its own!
You can eat tabbouleh warmed, but it is most often consumed cold. In fact, it often tastes better when it has had a chance to sit for a while. However you decide to eat it, you will love the simplicity of this recipe and its fresh taste!
- 3/4 cup bulgur
- 1/2 cups parsley
- 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup green onions
- 2 tablespoons fresh mint
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Prepare bulgur according to package directions; cool.
- Place bulger in a serving bowl. Mix in tomatoes through mint.
- In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour over bulgur. Refrigerate tabbouleh for at least an hour before serving.
Amount Per Serving Calories 116Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 364mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 2g