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Monday, January 5, 2015

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe-Tabbouleh Bulgur Recipe

Tabbouleh is a Levantine* vegetarian dish or salad traditionally made of tomatoes, finely chopped parsley, mint, onion and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice and salt (source-wiki). Bulgur is often added to the dish though some variations use couscous instead of bulgur. I have used bulgur to prepare this Tabbouleh salad. Tabbouleh has become one of the most popular salads in the Middle East. It is also called also tabouleh or tabouli. 

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe-Tabbouleh Bulgur Recipe

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe-Tabbouleh Bulgur Recipe

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe-Tabbouleh Bulgur Recipe

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySalad
 Recipe CuisineInternational-Middle East

   Ingredients needed

   Bulgur - 1/2 cup
   Water - 1 1/4 cup
   Spring onion greens - 1/3 cup finely chopped
   Fresh Parsley - 2 cups finely chopped
   Fresh mint chopped - 1/2 cup finely chopped
   Tomatoes- 1 cup chopped
   Cucumber - 3/4 cup chopped

   Olive oil -3 tbsp
   Lemon juice -3 tbsp
   Freshly ground black pepper powder
   Salt to taste


Place bulgur in a bowl and pour boiling water to it. Add a little salt, mix and keep it covered. Let it sit for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, fluff the bulgur with a fork and keep it aside to cool. In case, if there is water, drain it completely.

Tabbouleh salad with Bulgur

In a large bowl, add bulgur, chopped vegetables, greens, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper powder. Toss well to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

Serve at room temperature or chill for an hour in the refrigerator and then serve. Try this healthy, refreshing and flavorful tabbouleh and enjoy!!


Note - Bulgar and cracked wheat are different though they both are made from whole wheat grains. The difference is in the processing. Bulgur is pre cooked - wheat berries are parboiled, dried and then ground coarsely or broken into small pieces. This gives bulgur, a nutty flavor. Bulgur requires little or no cooking. Cracked wheat on the other hand is made by simply cracking the whole wheat berries which are not parboiled. Cracked wheat is cooked much like rice.

Levantine - A region on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea north of the Arabian Peninsula and south of Turkey, usually including the area of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.

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  1. Hi Padhu, is bulgur available in supermarkets? I have never heard or seen this in any store. Can u mention its medicinal facts, if any?

    1. Yes, it is available in big supermarkets in cities. Try it in Nilgiris . You can also get it online.

  2. Wow such a refreshing salad and all the ingredients are easily available in the middle east.thanks for the recipe.

  3. Tried it today...Super refreshing and filling salad...Thanks for the recipe


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