Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

A simple tabbouleh recipe made with bulgur wheat and lots of fresh veggies and herbs.

Tabbouleh salad is a popular Middle Eastern salad made mostly of finely chopped parsley, diced tomatoes, mint, onion, and bulgur wheat, seasoned with fresh lime juice and olive oil.

The traditional tabbouleh is made with wheat bulgur, but you can use any other grains such as quinoa, couscous or pastas.

Some variations of Tabbouleh salad use lettuce or semolina instead of bulgur. Its popularity has grown in Western cultures and it is traditionally served as part of a mezze. It has become a popular healthy vegetarian option around the world and it can be served as a salad or appetizer.

Tabbouleh Salad

This Middle Eastern Tabbouleh salad is so quick and easy to prepare!  
Servings 6
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Large bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife


  • 1 cup bulgur wheat
  • 2 juice of large lemons
  • 1 small red onion (finely diced)
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 cups fresh flat parsley (chopped)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper


  • First, rinse and drain the bulgur wheat.
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients with the bulgur wheat.
  • Stir well to mix it and cover it and leave it in the fridge for 2-3 hours


If you do not have bulgur wheat you can use quinoa or couscous.
Cost: 4.5
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Quick & Easy, Vegan

Nutritional information should be considered an estimate only; please always consult with a nutritionist, a registered dietician or your physician for any specific health-related questions. 

It is always better for your health to use clean ingredients if possible organic – with no pesticides, antibiotics and hormones.

Tabbouleh Salad recipe FAQ’s

Is Tabbouleh salad healthy for you?

Tabouli is a healthy light salad meal and it delivers complex carbohydrates, fiber, and healthy fats. It has antioxidant and flavonoid-rich parsley, The bulgur wheat is rich in fiber, tomatoes have lycopene, olive oil is packed with polyphenols while parsley adds not just flavor but it has a lot of antioxidants as well.

Is the Bulgar a superfood?

Bulgar is a whole grain with a nutty flavor and it is considered a superfood. It is a healthy food that has fiber and protein.

Is Tabbouleh salad good for weight loss?

The Tabbouleh salad is good not just for weight loss due to its health benefits but also for diabetics and for your heart.

Is bulgur healthier than quinoa?

Quinoa has nearly twice the calories of bulgur in a cup, but quinoa has more macronutrients except for dietary fiber.

Does Tabbouleh salad gluten-free?

Bulgur wheat is a gluten-containing grain and the main ingredient in the traditional tabbouleh salad, however, if you prepare this salad with gluten-free quinoa instead of bulgur, your tabbouleh salad will be 100% gluten-free.

How many carbs are in Tabbouleh salad?

Approximately 16 grams of carbohydrates contains one cup of Tabbouleh.

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