Cool and Healthy Tabouleh Salad

The perfect summer salad! Tabouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad made with bulgur wheat, fresh garden veggies and herbs, and a light lemon-olive oil dressing.

Tabouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad served cold that’s so flavorful and good for you. Great on its own, or served with homemade pita bread and hummus to make a perfect summertime meal.

Tabbouleh - Lebanese cuisine

Tabouleh Salad Recipe

Course Salad
Cuisine MIddle Eastern


  • 1 cup bulgur wheat* (See instructions below.)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 fresh lemons juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely minced
  • ¼  cup scallions, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 ½ cups cucumbers, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • ¾ cup fresh mint leaves, chopped


  • Place bulgur wheat in a large bowl and add boiling water. Let it sit for 30 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed. Let cool completely.
  • While the bulgur is soaking, whisk together the lemon juice and olive oil in a small bowl. Add the minced garlic and set aside.
  • When the bulgur is ready, add the scallions, tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, and fresh mint. Top with dressing and toss. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Chill for 1 hour. Serve with lemon wedges and garnish with fresh mint leaves. Salad will keep for 2 days.
  • *Bulgur wheat is available in the rice and grains section of your supermarket. You may substitute quinoa for bulgur wheat to make the salad gluten-free. You may also add a can of drained chickpeas if you want to add more protein.
Keyword Cool And Healthy Tabouleh Salad, Tabouleh Salad
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