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Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad

  • Author: caroline
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Tabbouleh Salad – a fresh, herby salad which is traditionally served as part of an Arabic Mezze. Dressed with zesty lemon and oil, this is a beautiful and light side dish which is highly versatile.


  • 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped (very finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 20g bulgur wheat
  • 2 firm tomatoes
  • 1 large green onion, thinly sliced (use the whole onion – green and white parts)
  • 78 mint leaves, very finely chopped


  1. Whisk the lemon juice and olive oil together in a bowl. Place the parsley between two pieces of paper towel to remove as much moisture as possible.
  2. Rinse the bulgur wheat under cold water, then place in a small bowl & cover with boiling water and leave to swell – around 20 minutes.
  3. Chop the tomatoes – cut them into quarters and then use a knife to cut out the seeds and discard. Blot the inside of the tomatoes with paper towel then dice the skins into small pieces.
  4. Drain the bulgur and mix with the the parsley, mint, spring onion, tomatoes and dressing mixture. Combine well and top with some freshly grated pepper.
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern


  • Calories: 90
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.5g
  • Protein: 1.2g

Keywords: tabbouleh, mezze, arabic recipe, middle eastern recipe, parsley, side dish, salad