Terrific Tabouli: Wheat and Herb Salad
One of my favorite salad loves is the vibrant, and refreshing Mediterranean salad known as Tabouli (Tabouleh). I first picked up a container of this savory salad from the market (in the deli section) and have been hooked on it’s tangy flavor ever since! So now I make my own for peak freshness, nutritious value, and lack of nasty preservatives.
Tabouli is a flavor-packed, balanced salad made of a collage of fresh parsley, olive oil , tomatoes, lemon, garlic and bulgar. I serve it on a bed of romaine lettuce to use as scoops to eat by hand. The veggies you choose to use can vary with the addition of carrots, cucumbers, red onions or scallions. I like to add these for that extra crunchy bite! Below, I provide you with the basic ingredients, but, as always, I recommend that you adjust all of the quantities of each ingredient to your own preference level.
Everyone has unique taste preferences, and I personally like more garlic and less mint. Another tip to make this salad truly shine and sing on your tastebuds is to let it marinate in the frig for a little bit (about an hour) so that all the flavors marry and blend together for a symphony of flavor in every bite! This tasty salad is very healthy and oh so filling!
And here’s the cool part – – One cup is only about 110 calories, 3 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein, 8 grams of carbs, zero percent cholesterol, and is high in vitamins A and C! And the green parsley, romaine lettuce, and lemon are great de-tox cleansers to get rid of all that junk in our systems!
I hope that you enjoy this Terrific Tabouli: Wheat and Herb Salad
Terrific Tabouli: Wheat and Herb Salad
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- 1–1/2 cups chopped fresh Italian parsley (stems discarded)
- 1 Tbsp. freshly diced mint
- 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
- 3 medium tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cucumber, diced
- 2 minced cloves of garlic
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 cup bulgar, medium grade (you can also use quinoa or couscous)
- 3 Tbsp. (or more to your preference) freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Romaine lettuce
- Soak bulgar in water for 15 minutes to a 1/2 hour in cold, clean water until soft.
- Drain any extra water from the bulgar and then squeeze it again with paper towels.
- Combine all ingredients.
- Line serving bowl with clean romaine lettuce leaves
- Serve immediately or chill in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.
To your health! Ching, ching and salute’!
I love tabouleh, too, but because I live alone, I rarely make it.
You’ve made a classic tabouli with lots of parsley. Many people don’t realize it’s a parsley salad. Gorgeous.
I don’t think I’ve ever tried this salad! Sounds very light and fresh.
Oh Roz, I love Tabouli. For a poor girls version I made it with the smallest acini de pepe and it worked well.
This looks so delicious and refreshing Roz!
I love salad, I’ll be trying this soon!
I’ve never tried this tabouli before. I wonder where has it been all my life? It looks positively delicious!
Roz, This is perfect. Thanks for remiding me what a great salad tabouli is.
I’ve always wanted to make this. My husband hates mint, but I don’t. I’ll just switch to parsley.
Looks like you’re doing well with your healthy eating!
Happy New Year!
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This one of the best picnic salads as well..not that I am picnicking in the dead of winter here in the Great White North but I still love to have tabbouleh anytime of the year.
I love tabouli! The more lemony the better!
So…I have to follow you because your site is lovely (and makes me hungry!). I can’t imagine a day without pasta but I am not yet sold on whole wheat (but I know I should be!). Thanks for stopping by my blog…have a great day!
oh my, this sounds good, Roz! anne
Mmm, your tabouli looks so flavorful! Such a healthy and filling treat!
I’ve never even heard of this, it looks delicious! As a vegetarian, I’m always on the hunt for new and tasty dishes
oh my, that looks so fresh and yummy, I love Tabouli but haven’t had it in a while. All of your recipes look delish! Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I’m following you back, look forward to reading more!
Yummy salad Roz! I am always looking for new salad recipes. This one looks so amazing!
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Wonderful salad, Roz ! I love tabouli ! It’s one of my favourite Arabian dishes !
I wish you a wonderful 2010, full of the great things God can allow you 🙂
Ciao,I have never tried tabouli but I find this recipe very interesting!I’m following your blog now,and I like!
Have a lovely day and…do you speek Italian?
I will comment not on one but all the recipes you have, they look so good I for sure will be trying them all..Well done blog.
Well this is definitely new to me. I am glad I stopped by. I love that you use herbs. One of my life missions is to eat ALOT of herbs. Stop by and see if my desert can temp you.
Think I left the wrong link. Here is the correct link, wow Friday is over isn’t it? 🙂 http://www.selfsagacity.com/2010/08/tropical-papaya-and-pineapple-dessert.html
Looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up at Family Food Fridays, hope to see you next week. 🙂
Thank you for all the comments…
Tabouli is a Levantine salad made of bulgur, finely chopped parsley and mint, tomato and spring onion, seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil, I think that it is so delicious, my mother prepared it in a excellent form I think that my Mother is the best chef in the world!