Bulgur Wheat Tabbouleh With Chickpeas

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a very satisfying, very healthy salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour boiling water over the bulgur to cover, and let sit for 1 hour.
  2. Drain, and fluff with a fork.
  3. Combine the bulgur and the cooked chickpeas.
  4. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. A good ratio is 2:1 olive oil : lemon juice.
  5. Cut each tomato in half through the stem. Cut off the stem, and scoop out the seeds. Chop the flesh into 1/4 inch cubes. Dice the cucumber into 1/4 cubs.
  6. Add the tomatoes, cucumber and the parsley to the bulgur. Stir to combine.
  7. Taste, and correct seasoning as necessary to taste.
  8. A nice addition is 1 oz of feta cheese, chopped very fine just before serving.


Most Helpful

Excellent! I used quinoa instead of bulgur since I had some cooked already. I like that the recipe doesn't call for onions because I I find them overpowering. So simple, yet so tasty. Thank you.

Katanashrp March 20, 2013

I had bought a package of bulgur wheat and was wanting to make something with it last night. I scanned all the recipes looking for something that contained ingredients I had on hand and found this one. I loved it and have sent it to my son (who is vegan) and my daughter (who is a part-time vegetarian). My husband and I are neither, but we both thought it was delicious. Thank you.

iliapicconeyohay June 29, 2009

Thank you so much for this recipe! I am a huge fan of traditional tabbouleh. My only issue is the overwhelming tast of red onion. This is the answer to that. I agree with Kumquat the Cat's Friend about using more lemon and less olive oil because I like a good bit of tangy-ness as well. This makes a great sandwhich paired with hummus on a pita or whole grain bread.

yellow_apple30 February 27, 2009

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