How To Make Tabouli

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Jan. 07, 2016

How to make tabouli (tabouleh). Tabouli is a classic middle eastern salad of herbs, bulgur wheat, tomatoes and cucumber, great for light summer meals.


Bulghur 1 Cup (16 tbs) (medium
Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Diced tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Diced cucumber 1 Cup (16 tbs) (seeded, peel if you like)
Diced onion/Green onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (soak in ice water to crisp it and mellow it)
Minced parsley 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Chopped mint/Cilantro /dill 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Pepper 1 Teaspoon
For the dressing:
Fresh lemon juice 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Extra virgin olive oil 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (it really does make a difference in this case)
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , minced
Salt 1 Teaspoon



1.In a bowl, combine bulghur and water. Cover and let it sit for 15 minutes.

2.In a bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and mix well.

3.Add vegetables and herbs to bulghur and mix well.

4.Pour dressing and mix again.

5.Let it sit for 1 hour before serving. Chill if desired.


6.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 217Calories from Fat 115

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 339 mg14.13%

Total Carbohydrates 24 g8%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet