Tabbouleh Recipe: How to Make the Perfect Lebanese Salad

Dish recipes: Tabbouleh
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Tabbouleh is a vibrant and refreshing Lebanese salad packed with fresh herbs, bulgur wheat, tomatoes, and a tangy dressing. This salad is a celebration of flavors and textures, making it a favorite dish in Middle Eastern cuisine.


1/2 cup (100 g) bulgur wheat

2 cups (500 ml) boiling water

2 cups (500 ml) chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup (125 ml) chopped fresh mint

1/2 cup (125 ml) diced tomatoes

1/4 cup (60 ml) finely chopped red onion

1/4 cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lemon juice

Salt and pepper, to taste


Place the bulgur wheat in a bowl and pour the boiling water over it. Cover and let it sit for about 20 minutes or until the bulgur is tender and has absorbed all the water. Fluff the bulgur with a fork and let it cool to room temperature. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked bulgur, chopped parsley, chopped mint, diced tomatoes, and chopped red onion. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to make the dressing. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss gently to combine, ensuring everything is evenly coated. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt, pepper, or lemon juice according to your preference.


Serve the tabbouleh salad immediately as a refreshing side dish or as a light main course. It pairs perfectly with grilled meats, falafel, or as part of a mezze platter. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Tabbouleh is a versatile and nutritious salad that brings a burst of freshness to any meal. With its vibrant colors and zesty flavors, it's sure to become a favorite in your recipe repertoire.