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A bowl of tabbouleh beside a linen, fresh parsley, cucumbers, and bulgar.
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Tabbouleh

An easy and healthy dish, this Tabbouleh is loaded with bulgur, fresh vegetables, and herbs. This classic Middle Eastern salad is traditionally served as an appetizer and pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Justin Coit

Ingredients

  • ½ cup bulgur
  • 1 cup cucumber diced
  • 1 cup tomato diced remove core and seeds
  • 2 cups parsley
  • 2 tbsp mint chopped finely
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  • Cook bulgur according to package instructions and set aside, letting it cool.
  • In a food processor, food process the parsley until finely chopped.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in bulgur, parsley, and remaining ingredients (except the olive and lemon juice).
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, and salt to taste and pour over bulgur and veggies. Mix well.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for best flavor.

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Notes

  • Make sure to wash the parsley with cold water before using it to make sure it is clean. The cold water also keeps the parsley from wilting. 
  • After washing, be sure to thoroughly dry the parsley as the oil from the salad dressing won’t coat the parsley if there’s water on it. You can use a salad spinner or pat them dry with paper towels.
  • If you do not have a food processor, you can finely chop the parsley with a knife.
  • English cucumbers are great for this recipe as they’re seedless.
  • Green onions have a mild onion flavor so it doesn’t overpower the salad. If you don’t have any, you could swap for shallots. Red onions would definitely be too strong.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2789IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3mg