Tabouli: Healthy Salad, Healthy Life

Recipe, Salad, Vegetarian
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Today I am eating Tabouli for lunch. I made it this morning and wanted to share the recipe. Tabouli is very healthy since it contains some of the foods we should try and eat every week to stay “heart healthy”. The main ingredients are olive oil, tomatoes and lemon :-) mmmmmm

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cracked bulgar wheat
  • 2 cups water
  • 6 small ripe tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion (red or yellow), finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
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How to:

1. Soak bulgur in water for 1 to 2 hours in water until soft.

 

 2. Squeeze out any excess water from bulgur using a strainer.

3. Dice tomatoes, onion, parsley, mint, and cucumber. (Remove seeds from tomatoes.)

 

 

4. Place together in a bowl and mix together.

5. Sprinkle olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper on top of salad.

6. Mix well. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

7. Enjoy

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 1 hour
  • Serves: 4-6

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27 Responses to “Tabouli: Healthy Salad, Healthy Life”

  1. valNo Gravatar Says:

    I love this and look at all the beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks Val!

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  2. Karen PeekNo Gravatar Says:

    I have always wanted to cook with bulgur knowing how healthy it is. Your salad looks delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks Karen. Let me know if you try it.

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  3. Britne @ Shabbott's HabitsNo Gravatar Says:

    Tabouli! I just bought some bulgar wheat from the bulk bins at Fairway. Now if I can only find the time to get to the store for some mint…

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    I think it tastes good even without the mint :-)

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  4. MomNo Gravatar Says:

    this is one of my favorite salads…easy to make and very healthy.
    I sometimes soak the bulgur in lemon juice, and a rule of thump when you soak bulgur you add equel amounts of bulgur to liquid, water or lemon juice. this way you do not need to strain it.
    i usually use fine dark bulgur grains, i like their taste, they plump fast and need only a soak of 15-20 minutes before you mix them into the rest of the ingredients, and they continue to plump when they are mixed in the salad.
    your photo looks so so yummy i could eat it :) sahtain!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    great idea to soak in lemon juice….may try that next time.

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  5. fooddreamerNo Gravatar Says:

    Loved tabbouleh since the first time I tasted it!

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  6. NatalieNo Gravatar Says:

    I love all the fresh flavours in this tabouli. I wish I had that cookbook. I “heart” Middle Eastern food. It’s delicious and healthy and some of the best veggie food in the world!!:D

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  7. Wendy IreneNo Gravatar Says:

    I am so excited about this recipe!! I am in need of a healthy salad in my fridge to bring on the go with me. Thanks for sharing it! Have a beautiful day Suzy!:)

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  8. laurenNo Gravatar Says:

    This looks incredible. I have never had Tabouli salad, but will have to give this a try.

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  9. ErinNo Gravatar Says:

    I love how colorful Tabouli salad is! Perfect summer side dish! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    yeah definitely great in summer

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  10. SandraNo Gravatar Says:

    Such a pretty salad. My daughter told me recently that she’d tried this. Guess it’s my turn.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    let me know how it goes.

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  11. MicheleNo Gravatar Says:

    Love love love tabouli! Thanks for reminding me I need to make it =) Soaking it in lemon juice sounds like a great idea!

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  12. Happy When Not HungryNo Gravatar Says:

    This is so beautiful and fresh! Love tabouli and how healthy it is!

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  13. PolaMNo Gravatar Says:

    I knew my mom did something wrong when soaking the bulgur in lemon juice…. your version sound much less sour and much tastier. Have to give it another shot!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    hey :-) let me know what you think.

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  14. LizNo Gravatar Says:

    Oh, boy, I need to make this soon…I’d love to keep a container to eat for lunch all this week…yum!

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  15. RichardNo Gravatar Says:

    The colors are spectacular. Great photos, oh and nice salad too!! :)

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  16. briarroseNo Gravatar Says:

    Light and colorful…a great salad.

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  17. Parsley SageNo Gravatar Says:

    Lovely looking salad. Very fresh and tasty. I’ve never even eaten tabouli before but it looks really good :)

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    you have to try it :-) healthy and tasty …

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  18. NatalieNo Gravatar Says:

    This looks GREAT! I have a bunch of bulgur that needs using! I must make this, especially since I’m trying out being vegan for a week!

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  19. mindyNo Gravatar Says:

    I love this salad, i am addicted to it and thinking about going ona tabouli salad diet

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