Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I don't remember the first time I tried it, but it was love at first bite.
It combines some of my favorite things- tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley, and lemon juice- to make a very light and refreshing salad.

I found this particular recipe in a cookbook I have on my shelf, The New Mayo Clinic Cookbook: Eating Well for Better Health.
This cookbook is full of beautiful pictures and healthy dishes.
Some of the recipes can also be found online at

This particular recipe has more "vegetables than grain" and it is suggested you serve it on lettuce leaves or in a pita.
I think it is great on its own.
I made this as a side dish to take to a family dinner and lots of people tried it for the first time and loved it.

This can be made ahead and it really didn't take me very much time to throw it together.
The bulgur has to soak for about 15 minutes, but during that time you can chop the herbs, vegetables and get everything else together.
I was secretly hoping that there would be lots of leftovers, but everyone enjoyed it so much, that I only had a little bit left to have for lunch later that week.

I will definitely be making this version of Tabbouleh again. It was perfect.

* you can find bulgur at health food stores in the bulk section, or you can buy a box of Tabbouleh and save the seasoning pack for something else, just using the bulgur.

Recipe for Tabbouleh from the Mayo Clinic


Delicious Dishings said...

This sounds fabulous! I've had tabbouleh before, but I've never made it myself. As soon as there are nice tomatoes around, I'm going to try this recipe!

Susi said...

I make tabbouleh all the time, especially in the warmer summer month. I love to serve it along grilled chicken or fish. It just tastes like summer to me :o)

Unknown said...

Those are my favorite things too and this just looks so light and delicious. I love it!

TeaLady said...

I have never had tabbouleh. I need to try it. This looks like the time to start with this delicious looking salad.

Pity said...

i love tabbouleh, in fact i make it quite often at home, i can hace a whole bowl just for myself, as a main dish! your look fantastic, well done, cheers from london

Maria said...

I love this stuff:)

Becky at VintageMixer said...

I love Tabbouleh but haven't had it since I worked at an International Cafe in college. I will have to make it at home.

Cathy said...

This looks great - a perfect side dish (or main dish salad!) as the weather is getting warmer!

The Food Librarian said...

This looks so refreshing and light! I love tabbouleh too. - mary

Eliana said...

Such beautiful colors. This looks awesome.

Kerstin said...

Your tabbouleh looks so fresh and delicious -yum!

Aloha_Misty said...

I just made this for lunch...YUMMY! The lemon flavor and mint make it wonderful! I can't wait to see if Greg likes it tonight!