Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad Recipe – Lebanese Special

This traditional Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad recipe is a healthy vegan Mediterranean appetizer made with bulgur, parsley, mint and chopped vegetables.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time50 min

Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad Ingredients:

  • ? cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup fine #1 bulgur
  • 2 bunches fresh curly parsley finely chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 2 firm tomatoes finely chopped
  • 2 green onions finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves finely chopped

How to Make Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad


Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well combined. Stir in the bulgur. Let the grains soak up the dressing until they are plump and most of the moisture is absorbed for about 20 to 30 minutes.


Meanwhile, add the parsley, tomatoes, green onions, and mint to one side of the large bowl with the bulgur, but don’t mix yet.


When the bulgur is plump, and the lemon-olive oil mixture is mostly absorbed, stir everything together until well combined. Serve at room temperature or chilled from the fridge.

Recipe Notes :

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 3-4 days in the fridge.

Make Ahead Tips: I would highly recommend washing and drying the parsley a day or two days in advance of chopping it. This gives the parsley time to dry properly so that when you chop it, it doesn’t turn into a wet mess.

Sourcing: You can find the fine bulgur at Middle Eastern markets, natural-foods stores or even in large supermarkets, often located with other Middle Eastern ingredients. Make sure it does not require cooking for this recipe.

Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. If you want to make this grain-free, you can substitute the bulgur for quinoa or even riced cauliflower.