Tabbouleh, a Required Recipe

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Everybody needs a recipe for tabbouleh, the Middle Eastern bulgur and parsley salad that is part of any good mezze. (Bulgur: tiny, parboiled wheat that usually only needs to be soaked in hot water for a few minutes to prepare. Mezze: a spread of small dishes or appetizers that is a lot of fun to make and eat.)


Yields: 4 servings or so
Time to make: ~30 minutes

  • 1 ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup bulgur
  • ½ cup parsley, minced
  • 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 2 tbsp. mint (optional)
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Bring the water to a boil. Stir in the bulgur. Let the water return to a boil, then remove from the heat and cover. Let sit for 30 minutes without removing the lid. Drain. Toss with the remaining ingredients.

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One thought on “Tabbouleh, a Required Recipe

  1. MJK06 14 June 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I absolutely adore this recipe…I was stuck to make something for my friends so i made this and they loved it!! Thx for posting 🙂

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