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a bowl with tabbouleh salad, a small plate served with salad, and a smaller bowl with coriander on the side

Tabbouleh Salad

  • Author: Rita
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings as a side 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Lebanese
  • Diet: Vegan


This tabbouleh salad, also known as tabouli, is healthy, vegan, and easy to make. Make this Lebanese recipe to serve as a side for lunch or dinner.


  • 1 cup bulgur (180 g)
  • 2 cups water (480 ml)
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped (55 g)
  • 1 handful mint, chopped (20 g)
  • 4 tbsp olive oil (60 ml)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  1. Cook the bulgur in water according to package instructions. When ready, transfer to a bowl to cool down.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the vegetables and fresh herbs.
  3. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, black pepper, and whisk to combine into a small mixing bowl.
  4. Add all the ingredients into a large bowl, mix well and toss the dressing on top. Mix everything and serve immediately.


Let the bulgur cool down: Let the bulgur cool down completely before adding to the mixing bowl. Hot bulgur will make your vegetables look mushy. 

Use extra virgin olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil is healthier and tastes better than regular olive oil.

When meal prepping: Store the dressing in a different container and mix with the salad only when serving.

Store in the fridge: You can store this salad in the fridge inside an airtight glass container for up to 2 days. Don’t forget to keep the dressing apart.

For a gluten-free version: You can replace bulgur with quinoa for a gluten-free recipe.

Keywords: tabbouleh salad, vegan tabbouleh salad, Lebanese salad recipe