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tabouleh salad recipe
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Nutritious Tabbouleh Salad From Scratch

Tabbouleh is one of the healthiest recipes one can think of. It is light yet nourishing, it is fresh yet absolutely delicious. Bulgur, parsley, and mint are, along with lemon, the essential elements of tabbouleh. It is one of the Lebanese recipes everyone should try making at home.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Arabic, Lebanese, Mediterranean
Keyword: bulgur, Healthy recipe, Lebanese recipe, Parsley, Vitamin C recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 275kcal
Author: YourFoodBuddy


  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 5 medium tomatoes
  • 1 handful mint
  • 2 handful parsley
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 small chili pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 lime
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp black sesame oil optional


  • Put the bulgur in a boiling pan, cover it with water 1:2 and let it simmer for 10 minutes or until the water is fully absorbed
  • Peel the onion and the garlic, then wash it along with the tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, mint and the chili pepper
  • Finely chop all the ingredients using a cutting board
  • Put the bulgur in the bowl, then add the colorful herbs and vegetables on top of it and mix
  • For the dressing sauce, take a cup and pour in 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Securely cover the cup with a piece of food film and give it a good shake.
  • Now season the salad with salt and sauce and serve with pleasure


Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 741mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1671IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg