Tabbouleh (Tabouli)

Tabbouleh or tabouli has become a quite popular dish around the world in the past few years … its considered a health food as its high in fiber … its originally from the lavent cuisine meaning (palestine, syria, lebanon, jordan and iraq) .. its main ingredients are parsely and bulgur … its very eaasy to make .. and in my version of making it i dont cook the bulgur .. instead i soak it .. this way it gains more flavours … to make it u will need:

– 1/2 cup bulgur

– 1/2 cup lemon juice

– 1/2 cup olive oil

– 250 gms paresly, finely chopped (about 6 cups)

– 2 rip big tomatoes, finely chopped

– 1 green onoin finely chopped (about 3 tb)

– 1 tb dried mint

–  1 ts all spice

– salt and pepper

bulgur lemon oil and spices

 These are the main ingredients for soaking the bulgur…

mix blugur lemon oil and spices

 So in a bowl … mix together .. the olive oil, bulgur, lemon juice, dried mint, all spice, salt and pepper…

let soak

Mix well and let it soak for atleast 2 hours .. so the bulgur will absorb all the lemon juice and the flavours …u can do this the night before too .. as in leave it to soak over night to make it the next day …

With the soaking .. u dont need to cook the bulgur .. so u end up with a more flavourful salad …

other ingredients

 While waiting for the bulgur to soak … chop the parsely, tomaotes and green onion finely …


 In a large bowl … add all the ingredients including the bulgur mix (u can taste the bulgur and see if it has opened up it shouldnt be crunchy.. if its crunchy ..then u need to soak it more)… mix it all well .. give it a last taste and see if it needs salt or pepper 


And serve …

ps. this is a large quantity .. u can half or quarter it to your own needs …

Enjoy 🙂 …


23 Comments Add yours

  1. Sarah says:

    Very pretty photos!

  2. marksmommy says:

    This looks wonderful. I will have to try it. I have never cooked with these ingredients. Thanks for making it so easy:)

  3. limeandlemon says:

    Let me know how it turns out 😉 ..

  4. fawnahareo says:

    Mmm, this does look good! I always think of tabouleh as being couscous-based, and I’ve never tried cooking with bulgur. It sounds healthy, too. 🙂

    The Thai red curry isn’t actually very spicy if you reduce the amount of curry or increase the coconut milk. Not very authentic, I suppose, but still very tasty!

    Thanks for dropping by.

  5. Danielle says:

    Wow that looks so yummy, and the pictures are fantastic!

  6. limeandlemon says:

    Thanx fawnahareo … and thanx Danielle … stay in touch 🙂

  7. sophiabrittan says:

    Hi Laila,
    I am so glad I found your blog. I have lived in Egypt and Lebanon, and love the food from those countries (mainly Lebanon). I host the online cooking show Kitchen Caravan, and we also made tabboule. Since it was for late fall, we did not add any tomatoes, but I love that addition. We also have this recipe for Aztec Tapule, which uses amaranth instead of bulgur. It pays tribute to the Lebanese population of Mexico.

    Great coconut flakes!!!


  8. limeandlemon says:

    Thanx Sophia .. im glad u found my blog too 😛 as it led me to yours … i just checked it and its very interesting .. i like the aztec tapule too .. will be checking ur site often .. stay in touch 🙂

  9. Jen says:

    Yum! I cannot wait to try making this!

  10. limeandlemon says:

    Thanx Jen .. let me know how it turns out … 🙂

  11. keithrey says:

    Hey Laila,

    Mmmmm… I love Tabbouleh (or do you say, Tabouli?). All your recipes are very interesting. Thanks for leaving a comment at my new blog ( You were the first person to visit and leave a comment! Good luck.


  12. ralukmica says:

    Hei Laila!
    This is yummy! I love Tabbouleh and i will definitely try your recipe as soon as i can!
    Good luck with your blog!

  13. limeandlemon says:

    Thanx keithrey…
    Good luck with your blogging .. im also new to all this … will be checking ur blog often … and yea its both tabbouleh and tabouli .. but tabbouleh is more common.. its just different accents and dialects .. as u know arabic language covers a big region …Let me know when u get to try it … good luck … and stay in touch 🙂

  14. limeandlemon says:

    Thanx Ralukmica … Let me know how it turns out … stay in touch 🙂

  15. ishouldcocoa says:

    i love tabbouli, thanks for the recipe!

  16. limeandlemon says:

    Stay in touch Ishouldcocoa … let me know how it turns out 🙂

  17. meeso says:

    It looks like you are an amazing cook, I have already added quite a few of your recipes to my Delicious bookmarks!!!

  18. limeandlemon says:

    Thanx Meeso .. really glad you like it … let me know whenever u try anythin on my blog … stay in touch 🙂

  19. food-cook says:

    Goes well with Pine nuts. add an extra 3 spoons of roasted pine nuts.


  20. limeandlemon says:

    Nice suggestion …. thanx 🙂

  21. Joumana says:

    I am learning so much from your recipes and techniques. Great job and you are so meticulous!

  22. limeandlemon says:

    Thanx Joumana… let me know how it turns out … and stay in touch 🙂 … oh by the way … This recipe is also there on my main blog .. .. take care 🙂

  23. Bean bags says:

    this dish is very new. thanks for your new recipe.

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