Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a vegetarian salad made from broken wheat (bulgur, dalia or fada), onions and tomato. It is flavored with fresh parsley, mint and sesame seeds. The dressing is made with simple ingredients such as lemon juice, olive oil and salt. It is an integral part of Lebanesse mezze served in Lebanese cuisine. Tabbouleh is also known as tabbouli or taboulah.

Tabouleh is served along with other meze dishes such as falafel, pita bread and different dips such as hummus, baba ghanoush or muhammara (roasted capsicum and walnut dip).

This salad can be enjoyed as a one meal dish and is good for vegans!! It is a perfect dish to be carried along for a pot luck or picnic.

The salad tastes good when chilled and hence make it earlier and refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before serving it to your guests.

Broken wheat is cooked quickly and hence do not overcook it. It should not be cooked till mushy.

Swap broken wheat with couscous or quinoa  for a variation. You can also add cooked pasta in place of broken wheat.

Click for other Lebanese mezze recipes:

Hummus

Baba ghanoush

Roasted capsicum and walnut dip (Muhammara)

Falafel

Friends do make this refreshing salad and share your comments with me.

Thank you and happy cooking!!

 

Tabbouleh
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Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a vegetarian salad made from broken wheat (dalia or fada), onions, tomato. It is flavored with fresh parsley, mint and sesame seeds. The dressing is made with the simple ingredients like lemon juice, olive oil and salt. It is a integral part of Lebanesse mezze served in Lebanese cuisine.

Course Appetizer, one meal dish, Salad, Side Dish, vegan
Cuisine Global, Lebanese, MiddleEastern
Keyword appetizer, brokenwheat, middleeastern, parsley, Salad, sesameseeds, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup broken wheat dalia or fada
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves washed and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup parsley washed and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds roasted
  • 1/4 cup spring onion both green and whites washed and chopped
  • 1 lemon juice around 2 tbsp
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • 3 cup water for cooking broken wheat

Instructions

  1. In a broad pan boil around 2-3 cups of water. Add broken wheat and cook for 10 minutes or until tender.

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  2. Drain and pour cold water over it to stop the process of further cooking. Drain and keep aside.

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  3. In a bowl add add chopped tomatoes, spring onions (both white and greens), mint leaves, parsley and sesame seeds.

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  4. In another small bowl prepare the dressing. Take olive oil and add lemon juice and salt. Whisk it well.

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  5. Add the cooked and drained broken wheat to the chopped vegetables and mix well. Pour the prepared dressing over it and toss well. The tabouleh salad is ready. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving and serve chilled.

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  6. Serve the refreshing and chilled tabouleh.

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2 thoughts on “Tabbouleh

  • November 17, 2018 at 4:07 am
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    A very healthy and refreshing salad.

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  • December 5, 2018 at 9:10 am
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    Very healthy ,easy and attractive salad

    Reply

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