Tabbouleh: recipe for a traditional and delicious salad

The tabbouleh is a recipe typical of the Middle East, which is highly appreciated by the Arabs because it represents their gastronomic culture and is usually the best option to eat in times of extreme heat.

If you are a fan of salads, you will surely love this preparation because it contains very refreshing vegetables that together are a bomb on our palate. This recipe from Libya and Syria is usually consumed in the Arab summer and is the dish that unites the family around the table.

We know that you want to learn how to make meat paella and also perfect your technique to prepare the best dishes of oriental food, so you are going to enjoy this preparation.

tabbouleh recipe

It’s time to try yourself again in the kitchen! Follow this easy step-by-step and score 1,000 points with your guests delighting them with this refreshing and delicious tabbouleh recipe:

Preparation time30 minutesCooking time 0 minutesCategorySaladCookingArabicKeywordsRefreshing, vegetable, food For how many people3ServingMediumCalories198Fat14.94 g


  • 1 large onion
  • 4 large red tomatoes
  • many sprigs of parsley
  • fresh mint leaves
  • Lemon juice (equivalent to 8 lemons)
  • 3/4 cup of broken wheat (you can get it in stores that sell nutritional and/or natural products)
  • Olive oil
  • Water
  • Salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


Step 1. Chop

The first thing you should do is finely chop the parsley so that when you eat it in bites, it is easily digestible. Take mint leaves (the ones you want but make a good number) and also chop them very finely. Finally, chop the tomato and onion into fine pieces; this will make your salad have, in addition to a very rich appearance, a better flavor.

Step 2. Soak and mix

Put the wheat in a cup and let it soak in water for about 15 or 20 minutes. At the same time, add all the ingredients to a bowl large enough to allow you to mix easily: onion, tomato, parsley and mint; add salt and pepper to taste. Now, try to squeeze the wheat with your hand (by handfuls) to remove excess water and not over-wet the salad. Once you have done it, add it to the bowl with the other ingredients. Finally, add to the mixture the juice obtained from the lemons and olive oil to taste.

Step 3. Mix and serve

Mix all the ingredients very well and taste its flavor again, if you think it needs more salt or pepper, add them. Ready, eat! Serve your tabbouleh on individual plates or in a group salad bowl so that guests can take the portion they want. Bon Appetite.

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