Bulghur, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley salad

Tabouli, or Tabbouleh, is a great salad to make in the summer, when tomatoes are in season and taste their best. This salad is great to eat solo or, for a heartier meal, serve with fish or lamb.  It’s an easy dish to take to BBQ’s where people will love the fresh taste.  Bulghur and veggies add fiber and plenty of vitamins.  Sometimes, I add feta cheese for extra flavor or roasted walnuts for added crunch.


1 cup bulghur wheat

1 1/2 cup boiling water

juice of 1 lemon

1/4 cup olive oil

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 scallions

1 cup mint

1 cup flat-leaf parsley

1/2 hothouse cucumber

2 tomatoes

pepper to taste



1.  Place bulghur in a large bowl and pour boiling water over it.  Add lemon juice, olive oil and salt, stir.

2.  Let stand at room temperature for about 1 hour.

3. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine.  Season to taste and serve, or refrigerate.


1 Comment

  1. a truly refreshing salad. I love it especially with the added walnuts!

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