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Homemade Tabbouleh Salad in a bowl

Tabbouleh Salad

This refreshing and light Tabbouleh Salad is made with bulgar wheat, diced veggies, and loads of fresh herbs! It’s the best healthy and fresh side for a summertime meal!

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Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 141 kcal
Author Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

  • ½ cup bulgur wheat
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced English cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 bunches curly parsley, stems removed and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 1 large clove of garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 large lemon
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook bulgur according to the directions on the package; drain and set aside to cool.

  2. In the meantime, chop up the tomatoes and cucumbers.

  3. Transfer the tomatoes and cucumbers to a large mesh sieve or colander; sprinkle them with ½ teaspoon salt and set aside to strain. 

  4. Finely chop the parsley and place in a large salad bowl.

  5. Add chopped mint to the parsley. You can also chop the parsley and the mint in a food processor.

  6. Add the prepared bulgur to the parsley mixture and the prepared onions.

  7. Add the strained cucumbers and tomatoes to the bulgur mixture. Discard the juices.

  8. In a small bowl combine the rest of the salt, minced garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice; whisk to combine.

  9. Pour the dressing over the salad; add some fresh ground black pepper and toss gently to combine.

  10. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.

  11. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

  12. If time permits, cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving.

  13. Tabbouleh can sit in the fridge, covered, for 3 to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

NET CARBS: 9 g

Nutrition Facts
Tabbouleh Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 404mg17%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1943IU39%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.