Rating: 4.56 stars
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

Tasty twist on a Mediterranean classic. Serendipitous discovery when I didn't have any parsley on hand!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
3 hrs
total:
3 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, turn off the heat, and stir in the bulgur wheat. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes to absorb water. Strain off any liquid left unabsorbed, if necessary.

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  • Place the bulgur wheat in a large salad bowl, and lightly toss with the tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, cumin, pepper, and salt until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate the salad for at least 3 hours to blend the flavors; serve cold.

Nutrition Facts

94 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 11.8g; fat 4.8g; sodium 11.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (56)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2011
This is my first time making Tabouli. The only Tabouli I have ever had is from my local grocery store and love its refreshing taste but it cost four bucks for an 8 oz. container. I read the reviews and added an extra tomato and more onion and herbs. When the bulgur was ready to add it was a huge amount (swelled to twice as much)...much more bulger than vegtables which differs fromthe kind I like from my grocery store. So I just added about half of it to my veggie mixture. I don't know what traditional Tabouli is supposed to be like but prefer more veggies than the bulgur. I let this sit in the refrigerator overnight and it taste much better today...I do suggest making it a day ahead for the flavors to blend. It is a nice refreshing salad on a hot sunny afternoon. I will make again but only with half as much bulger wheat and twice as much vegetable/herb mixture. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2011
Way too lemony..i think the juice of two lemons is too much. My usually not picky daughter would not eat it. I suggest 2TBS of lemon juice instead. Read More
(4)
77 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2011
This is my first time making Tabouli. The only Tabouli I have ever had is from my local grocery store and love its refreshing taste but it cost four bucks for an 8 oz. container. I read the reviews and added an extra tomato and more onion and herbs. When the bulgur was ready to add it was a huge amount (swelled to twice as much)...much more bulger than vegtables which differs fromthe kind I like from my grocery store. So I just added about half of it to my veggie mixture. I don't know what traditional Tabouli is supposed to be like but prefer more veggies than the bulgur. I let this sit in the refrigerator overnight and it taste much better today...I do suggest making it a day ahead for the flavors to blend. It is a nice refreshing salad on a hot sunny afternoon. I will make again but only with half as much bulger wheat and twice as much vegetable/herb mixture. Read More
(63)
Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2011
This is a good base recipe. Per the reviews many felt the results were a bit flat or lacked zip so I tweaked it a bit. First: when cooking the wheat, I salted the water the way you would if cooking pasta. I then didn't need to add salt to the salad. Second: I doubled the cumin. Third: I substituted lime for lemon Forth: I made it 24 hour ahead so the flavors had plenty of time to marinate. The result was a knock out. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2010
I thought this was tasty but wasn't exactly what I had in mind. The ratio of bulgur to the other ingredients was too much. It seemed like more of a bulgur salad as opposed to tabouli where I expect the herbs to shine through more. The lemon overpowered the cilantro so much that cilantro wasn't the main flavor which is what I was hoping for. That being said it was good and healthy. I would make it again and just have different expectations! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2010
I heart Cilantro and this was fantastic. I replaced 1/4 cup of Bulgar Wheat with Barley just to give it more OOMPH and used Cannellini beans. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2011
I wasn't sure if I liked this recipe at first because it seemed the bulgur wheat overpowered the other ingredients. However I changed my mind after it set in the fridge overnight. The cilantro flavor was stronger and overall more flavorful. I think next time though I will add more garlic (4 cloves) and cilantro (bring it up to 1 cup). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2011
Absolutely delicious! My class used this recipe in a menu prepared for 100 people and everyone loved it. My only complaint is that the recipe does not tell you which size of bulgur grain to use. We used medium grind bulgur and it cooked perfectly at the recommended soaking time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2012
I just got a little taste of this and it's delicious! I'm sure it will be wonderful with our chicken kebabs for tonights dinner. This was my first time making tabouli. I acually used wheat berries which are harder and take longer to cook; next time I will buy the bulgur wheat. I skipped the cumin added some cucumber anda little mint because I have it growing wild in my yard; I also used some grape tomatoes that I sliced it looks beautiful with all the bright colors! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2010
This is delicious! I made this as stated with the exception of using 2 tbl fresh lime juice instead of lemon juice. I'm just not a fan of lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2010
Okay since I don't know what authentic Tabouli tastes like I will give this a 4 out of 5. Maybe my lemons were too big but wowser it was very lemony. I also used cracked wheat and flat leaf parsley because both bulgar & fresh cilantro are difficult to find in my stores. Will make this again but cut back on the lemon juice. The recipe also should have stated that the wheat should be cooled before adding the rest of ingredients. I had to put the complete salad in the freezer just to get it cool enough for dinner. Definitely best made early in the day. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/14/2011
Way too lemony..i think the juice of two lemons is too much. My usually not picky daughter would not eat it. I suggest 2TBS of lemon juice instead. Read More
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