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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 215kcal


  • 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


  • In a broad pan boil around 2-3 cups of water. Add broken wheat and cook for 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain and pour cold water over it to stop the process of further cooking. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a bowl add add chopped tomatoes, spring onions (both white and greens), mint leaves, parsley and sesame seeds.
  • In another small bowl prepare the dressing. Take olive oil and add lemon juice and salt. Whisk it well.
  • 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.
  • Serve the refreshing and chilled tabouleh.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 7g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2.2mg