Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

I have been wanting to try a tabbouleh salad for a while now. A tabbouleh salad is a salad that is made with bulgar, parsley, mint, tomatoes, green onions, lemon juice and olive oil. From what I understand, in a more traditional tabbouleh the parsley is supposed to be the primary ingredient. I decided to make my salad a bit more balanced, though there was still a lot of parsley in it. This is a pretty simple salad and it is full of fresh herbs and vegetables. I quite enjoyed the tabbouleh salad. The lemon juice and the olive oil added a surprising amount of flavour and the mint brought the freshness to a whole new level. If you are a parsley lover then this salad is for you. I saw a few recipes for tabbouleh that called for the use of cinnamon and or allspice which sounded interesting. I will have to play around with the tabbouleh and different spices.

Ingredients:
1 cup water
1/2 cup bulgur
1 cup parsley (chopped)
1/4 cup mint (chopped)
1/4 cup green onions (chopped)
1/2 cup tomato (chopped)
1/2 cup cucumber (chopped)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Bring the water to a boil and turn off the heat.
2. Mix in the bulgur, cover and let sit for 20 minutes.
3. Toss the bulgur with the parsley, mint, green onion, tomato and cucumber.
4. Mix the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.
5. Pour the dressing onto the salad, toss and serve.

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41 comments:

Peter M said...

Kevin, Tabbouleh has grown me...I like now. Also, I think one can use couscous in it too.

Chef Erik said...

Oh how I love tabbouleh! I love the was you chopped the veggies, nice and rustic. I usually dice my veg very small,I think I'll do it this way from now on. Now I'm hungry, great job.

Vicki said...

Beautiful salad! It would probably work with quinoa too.

VeggieGirl said...

I've always been smitten with tabbouleh - glad to see you gave it a try!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

That looks light and delicious! Perfect for the warm weather to come!

Elly said...

Oh I absolutely LOVE tabbouleh. If you haven't already tried it/made it, definitely make some fattoush. I like that even better.

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Ferdzy said...

Lovely! Tabbouleh is so refreshing. I should make some.

Astra Libris said...

Your tabbouleh is so vibrant and colorful - the freshness explodes beautifully through the photo! Wow! Your "balanced" version sounds great - I love your beautiful big pieces of tomato and cucumber...

Kalyn said...

I love Tabbouli (my way of spelling it and I'm too old to change now.)I make this all the time in the summer. Your version looks really good.

RecipeGirl said...

I do enjoy a good tabbouleh. Looks like you did a good job with it!

Jenny said...

Kevin,
Your recipes always make me so hungry, this post is no exception. Yum! Beautiful recipe.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

kevin, you eat so healthy. i gotta learn this

Kitt said...

Looks great! I like that you changed the proportions a bit. Sometimes I feel "overparsleyed" on tabbouleh.

tigerfish said...

Definitely a healthy tasting salad!

Homecooked said...

Looks very healthy and delicious!!! The pic looks very appetising! I might just try this out because of the pic :)

Pixie said...

It is such a wonderful healthy salad. I'll have to make another one soon again.

Ginny said...

Delicious! I was actually just craving some...bulgar is always hard to find though...

Elle said...

Kevin, I love tabbouleh! It's so fresh and delicious. Looks great! Especially with the nice piece of fish.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I always feel incredibly healthy when I eat tabbouleh.

Sylvie said...

Kevin, I'm not keen on parsley at all, but I've got a recipe that for a watercress tabbouleh, which I have been meaning to try. So, thanks for reminding me of it. Yours looks delicious and so fresh and colourfull.

eatme_delicious said...

I've been wanting to try out tabbouleh! Yours looks great. I don't know that I'd like cinnamon in there though.

Maya said...

Kevin:
Tabbouleh is one of my favourite go to recipe, especially when I am going to be busy for a few days - the leftovers are wonderful!

canarygirl said...

Mmmm. Tabbouleh is one of my favorite salads! Yours looks delish with the addition of green onion...I haven't had it like that before! :)

Gloria said...

Love Tabbouleh Kevin , I was thinking to place recipe too. But not now. This looks very delicious! and fresh!! But really I think is to everytime!!! xGloria

Deborah said...

I have heard of tabbouleh, but I have never tried it before. It looks very healthy and tasty!

Indigo said...

I say tabbouleh on You Say Tomahto I Say Tomayto a while ago and really wanted to try it (I've actually never had it! Epic fail). This looks so good!

Meeta said...

that's true in a traditional tabouleh there is a lot more parsley and mint which gives it a wonderful refreshing taste. i ate plenty of the stuff during my vacation to dubai - I like the way you balanced it out here though.

Lisa said...

It's been ages since I have made tabbouleh. Your version sounds quite good and is a perfect spring dish. I'm a huge parsley fan!

said...

I LOVE tabbouleh. One of my favorite party ideas is tabbouleh-stuffed tomatoes. You should try it out! This one looks great!

Proud Italian Cook said...

I love tabbouleh, just the way you made it! I don't think I would like it with the addition of alspice, or cinnamon but who knows I never tried it!

farida said...

I would like to join the many foodies who love tabbouleh:) I love it too:) Kevin, yours looks delicious! And the recipe is simple.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Thanks for posting this! I look forward to trying your version!

Gigi said...

oooooo, I love, love tabbouleh salad! Sometimes I dice a little chicken into it. ...yummy!

Rosie said...

What a beautiful tabbouleh dish Kevin and all those glorious colours to delight the eye mmmmm...

Rosie x

katiez said...

That has to bst looking Tabbouleh I have ever seen!
I've been wanting to make it myself... I think I will!

Bellini Valli said...

Tabbouleh is may favourite picnic salad Kevin:D

Helen said...

Mmmm, I love tabbouleh, like you though, I like putting other ingredients in to spice it up a bit. Chopped roasted peppers is nice, very un-authentic but very tasty!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I've never had tabbouleh before and I kept seeing it pop up here and there, but you've piqued my curiosity. It looks and sounds really good and very weather appropriate. I'll definitely be keeping this one in mind...

Linda said...

yipee! i've been looking for a solid tabbouleh recipe for ages!!! thank you! this looks perfect.

Jaime said...

i love tabouleh! i've yet to try making it on my own though, would need to hunt down some bulgar first...

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