Fresh Tabbouleh


A wonderful fresh and healthy salad alternative to any meal. Especially delicious in the warmer months when fresh local ingredients are in abundance. Trying other versions of this Middle Eastern staple has left me with the knowledge that this particular salad has the right combination of ingredients.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 cup hot water

  • ¾ cup bulgur

  • 2 cups chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 cup diced tomato

  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper

  • ½ cup peeled and diced cucumber

  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint


  1. Whisk lemon juice, kosher salt, seasoned salt, and chili powder together in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while whisking rapidly until dressing is thick and creamy.

  2. Pour hot water over bulgur in a bowl; let soak until water is absorbed and bulgur is soft, about 30 minutes.

  3. Mix parsley, tomato, green bell pepper, cucumber, green onions, and mint together in a large bowl. Add bulgur; toss to combine.

  4. Drizzle dressing over bulgur mixture; toss to coat.

Cook's Note:

Any leftovers should be given a quick stir to mix any accumulated liquid back into salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
14g Fat
14g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 371mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 36mg 182%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 264mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.