Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

Tabbouleh Libanaise. An authentic recipe for tabouli salad found on a Lebanese website ( Authentic tabouli is mostly parsley with very little bulgur at all.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. When I make this, I find that I can reduce the salt, lemon juice, and oil quite a bit, but I've posted the original ingredients list above for you to modify as desired.
  2. Wash chopped mint and parsley and then drain well.
  3. Wash the bulgur several times and drain.
  4. Soak the washed bulgur in the chopped tomatoes for about 20 minutes.
  5. Rub the chopped onion with salt.
  6. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Add olive oil and lemon juice and toss the mixture well.
  7. Serve with crisp lettuce leaves or fresh cabbage leaves, for scooping up the salad.
Most Helpful

This is so fresh and flavorful. I know that you normally use more parsley, but all of the mint makes it super tasty and distinct.

VegasSlacker December 28, 2008

this was the first time I have made tabbouleh and it was great! i added spring onions instead of onions and a cucumber aswell - it was a light and fresh salad!

chefamy September 06, 2007

I am Lebanese.I agree :This is basically the tabboule recipe,but we usually use more parsely and less tomatoes and depending on the region the bulgur can be soaked or not.I usually use less bulgur than that.

rouri August 03, 2007