Tabouli recipe

A simple and easy Tabouli recipe that you can whip up in a jiffy! This healthy and delicious salad is made of mint, parsley, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, garlic and green chillies. Also known as Persian salad or Lebanese Salad in some parts of the world, it is one of the most popular salads all over the world.

Chances are you’ve heard of tabouli. It’s often featured in Middle Eastern dishes, either stuffed into your falafel or served alongside your hummus and pita. To be honest,I’m not a big of most tabouli recipes because it’s often too oily and sour tasting. I also discovered that I’m not a big fan of the main ingredient in tabouli – bulgar wheat.The good news is I decided to revamp the recipe after preparing it in my Natural Gourmet cooking class. I replaced bulgar with quinoa, added more tomatoes, used less oil and added in the fresh herbs at the last minute so they don’t wilt in the oil. Also, while this dish is traditionally served as a cold salad, I think it tastes much better served immediately at room temperature,  Tip: If you don’t like quinoa, feel free to substitute couscous or your favorite whole grain, 
Ingredients:
11/2 cups quinoa, cooked, still warm
1/2 cup lemon juice (start with 1/4 cup and go from there; you may prefer it less lemony)
1/3 cup EVOO
3/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
3 plum tomatoes, seeded and cut into small dice
1/2 bunch parsley, chopped
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 ribs celery, cut into small dice
1/2 bunch mint, chopped
1/2 bunch chives, chopped

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, toss warm quinoa with lemon juice, oil, salt.  Let sit until reaches room temperature.
2. Combine quinoa with tomatoes, scallions, and celery. Mix thoroughly, 3. Just before serving toss in the mint, parsley and chives. Season to taste.

Tabouli is a traditional Middle Eastern salad, made with bulgur wheat, parsley, mint and tomatoes. This recipe is for the traditional version of tabouli that uses bulgur wheat instead of cracked wheat. Try out this Traditional Tabouli Recipe.

This is a simple recipe for tabouli. The instructions are simple and easy to follow. It will be fun to make this dish.

This recipe is quite easy to make and you can try it at home. It is great for any occasion or even as a snack with some fresh pita bread.Try this out and let us know in the comments section.

Tabouli recipe

Ingredients
  

  • 11/2 cups quinoa cooked, still warm
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice start with 1/4 cup and go from there; you may prefer it less lemony
  • 1/3 cup EVOO
  • 3/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
  • 3 plum tomatoes seeded and cut into small dice
  • 1/2 bunch parsley chopped
  • 4 scallions thinly sliced
  • 2 ribs celery cut into small dice
  • 1/2 bunch mint chopped
  • 1/2 bunch chives chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, toss warm quinoa with lemon juice, oil, salt.  Let sit until reaches room temperature.
  • Combine quinoa with tomatoes, scallions, and celery. Mix thoroughly.
  • Just before serving toss in the mint, parsley and chives. Season to taste.

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