Alternative Tabbouleh (Tabouli)


This is not traditional middle-eastern tabbouleh and does not contain any parsley. It features broccoli, cranberries, cucumber, and fresh mint. Not only is this salad delicious, but it is also packed with nutrients.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup water

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste

  • black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup bulgur wheat

  • 1 large tomato, diced

  • 1 cucumber, diced

  • ½ red onion, diced

  • 1 cup finely chopped broccoli florets

  • ½ cup dried cranberries


  1. Stir water, lemon juice, olive oil, mint, salt, and pepper together in a large container with a lid; add bulgur wheat, stir to coat, and soak in refrigerator until bulgur is soft, 3 hours to overnight.

  2. Mix tomato, cucumber, red onion, broccoli, and dried cranberries together in a large bowl; add bulgur wheat mixture and stir to coat.

Cook's Notes:

Increase or decrease the amount of veggies according to your taste.

To get more vitamins and minerals, don't peel the cucumber. Most of the nutritional benefits are in the skin!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

130 Calories
4g Fat
24g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 130
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 234mg 5%

* 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.