Tabbouleh Salad Recipe
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Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

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The highlight of our neighborhood potlucks has long been my mother-in-law’s tabbouleh. It satisfies the healthiest appetites with filling bulgur wheat, parsley, mint and tomatoes brightened up with olive oil and lemon juice.—Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup minced fresh mint
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Bibb or Boston lettuce leaves

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 142 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 0 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place bulgur in a small bowl; stir in boiling water. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed; drain well.
  2. Place in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, mint and onions. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, jalapeno, garlic, salt, allspice and pepper. Pour over bulgur mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Serve over lettuce leaves. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Tabbouleh Salad in Country Woman April/May 2010, p47

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JillAndLea 111064
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"Delicious! I've been working my way through several tabbouleh recipes and this is, by far, the best yet!"

jetfan27 187488
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"Tabbouleh is wonderful. I make one like yours. I changed the recipe I had and use chicken broth or stock for even more flavor and I also put some dill in it."

sarahjames 111063
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2011

"This was such a delicious and filling salad! I'll be sure to make this one again."

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