Authentic Tabbouleh Salad: So Mediterranean!

Because our Grandmother is Iranian, we often have this refreshing, flavor-packed salad! It's reminiscent of Greek Salad, but heartier and very easy! Give bulgar wheat a try. . . it absorbs the flavors that surround it, and has a nutty, chewy texture that is soul satisfying!


A flavorful and hardy salad! Makes great leftovers!

  • 1 Cup Bulgur Wheat
  • 1 1/2 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1/4 Cup Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (2 lemons)
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 3 1/2 tsp salt (divided)
  • 1 Cup Scallions, minced (1 bunch whites and greens)
  • 1 Cup Mint Leaves, Fresh (Chopped)
  • 1 Cup Flat-leaf Parsley, Fresh (Chopped)
  • 1 Cucumber (unpeeled, diced)
  • 2 Cups Cherry Tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  1. Place the bulgur in a large bowl, pour in the boiling water and add the lemon juice olive oil, and 1 1/2 tsp. salt. Stir, then allow to stand at room temperature for about 1 hour.

  2. Add the scallions mint, parsley cucumber, tomatoes, 2 tsp. salt, and the pepper. Mix well. Season to taste and serve, or cover and refrigerate. The flavor will improve it you allow it to sit for a few hours.

Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Bulgar Wheat, Fresh Vegetables

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