Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern grain dish made with bulgur, chopped tomato, onion, parsley, mint, and olive oil.  It's often served either cold or at room temperature with bread such as lavosh or pita bread.

Recipe by Southern Living March 2001


Recipe Summary

5 cups


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place bulghur in a large bowl, and add boiling water. Cover and let stand 30 minutes.

  • Stir in tomato and next 8 ingredients. Chill 1 hour. Spoon over lettuce leaves.

  • *1 cup instant brown rice, cooked, may be substituted for 1 cup bulghur and 1 cup boiling water.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

97 calories; calories from fat 43%; fat 4.6g; saturated fat 0.7g; mono fat 3.2g; poly fat 0.5g; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 14g; fiber 3.2g; iron 0.7mg; sodium 124mg; calcium 15mg.