Lebanese tabule (tabbouleh) salad Fast2eat

Tabule (also Tabbouleh, tabbouleh or tab(b)ouli) is a vegetarian dish (sometimes considered a salad) made of Bulgar, tomatoes, finely chopped fresh mint, parsley, green onion, and onion, all tossed and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.

I grew up with this recipe, and I love it, but feel free to make your own variations. Some possible variations: add cucumber, garlic or lettuce, or use couscous or quinoa instead of Bulgar.

Tabule Fast2eat

Tabule Fast2eat Recipe

Tabule is a vegetarian dish (sometimes considered a salad) made of Bulgar, tomatoes, finely chopped fresh mint, parsley, green onion, and onion, all tossed and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Wait time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 people


  • 250 g Bulgur wheat - (1 1/3 cup) extra fine ground (not coarse)
  • 4 Tomato - finely-diced
  • 1 Onion - chopped
  • Green onion - chopped
  • Parsley - chopped
  • Basil - chopped
  • Mint - chopped
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil - extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice - or lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt


  • In a Bowl soak the bulgur wheat in water, cover and let stand for at least 2 hours (or overnight).
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  • Add the onion, mint, parsley and basil to a Food Processor and pulse until grated.
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  • Drain the Bulgur pressing well to eliminate any excess water
  • Remove the seeds and chop the tomatoes, and green onions using a sharp Knife. Be sure to use firm tomatoes. Once chopped, place the tomatoes in a Colander or Strainer to drain excess juice.
  • I don’t use but if using cucumbers use the English Cucumbers or If you choose to use the American cucumbers, be sure to remove the skin; cut the cucumber in halves and remove most of the seeds then proceed to chop.
  • Place the chopped vegetables, herbs and green onions in a Mixing Bowl or dish. Add the bulgur and mix gently.
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  • Add the the Lemon Juice and olive oil and mix again.
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  • Add the salt just before eat, salt will cause tomatoes to release their juices and you may need to drain some of the juice out.
  • Serve the tabule over fresh lettuce leaves with Baked Kibbeh Fast2eat Recipe or a side of pita and romaine lettuce leaves, which act as wraps or “boats” for the tabule.
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The finer you chop the vegetables, the better.
You can keep tabule refrigerated in a tight-lid container for 2-3 days or so. It’s important to refrigerate it with no salt added or you may need to drain some of the juice out before and after refrigerating leftover tabule.

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Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

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