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

a light and refreshing middle eastern salad. Goes well with Hummus and Falafel, or just by it self. Be liberal with the lemon juice and oil, its really a matter of taste. I prefer my tabbouleh to be really soggy with more lemon juice than oil. Start off adding 1 tablespoon at a time until you're satisfied.


  1. soak the bulgur wheat in water for at least 1 hour, and add more water as needed (make sure the water is covering the grains, as they will soak up moisture).
  2. When bulgur is ready, drain well and put in salad bowl.
  3. Finely chop parsley, add to bowl.
  4. Chop cucumbers, remove seeds from tomato and chop finely.
  5. Chop the green onion finely.
  6. Add all the ingredients to the salad bowl.
  7. Add olive oil, lemon juice and sugar to taste.
  8. Roast pine nuts over frying pan, and sprinkle on top of salad.
  9. Add fresh mint, optional.
Most Helpful

No pine nuts! No cucumbers! No sugar! And too much bulgur!! This also needs salt, a little black pepper and a little bit of allspice to be more like the real thing.

libnan10452 December 01, 2004

Great Tabouleh recipe!! I love Tabouleh and the addition of the pine nuts was awesome! I wish I had thought of it earlier! I did add some cut up sun dried tomatoes along with the fresh tomatoes and a bit of garlic (I like garlic in mine!)... otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. The sugar seemed to cut down on the acidity of the tomatoes. I served it along with huge garden burgers. I am surprised at the one star rating.... If you like Tabouleh I would try this one! Thank you for posting a great recipe!!!

NcMysteryShopper December 03, 2004