Today, I got a recipe for one of the most amazing refreshing salads for you: How I like to make tabbouleh, the classic Levantine salad. Tabbouleh, sometimes also called tabouli or tabouleh, is especially well-known in Lebanese and Syrian cuisine. The dish has gained popularity all around the globe, and for a good reason: It tastes just fantastic. Whether you want to have meze or look for a flavourful salad to eat by itself, you won’t be disappointed by this tabbouleh recipe.
Ingredients for Tabbouleh:
- Lemon juice
The star ingredient in tabbouleh is flat-leaf parsley, and you will need a ton of it. Aside from parsley, tomatoes, scallions, lemon juice, bulgur, and mint make the salad as delicious as it is. And that’s all there is to it, Tabbouleh is an easy and cheap salad to make. Furthermore, it is super healthy, packed with lots of fibre and vitamins.
Delicious Tabbouleh Salad Recipe:
Firstly, we want to get started soaking our bulgur. For added flavour, I like to soak the bulgur in lemon juice immediately, leading to an incredibly fresh and tangy final dish. Add the lemon juice to the bulgur, and allow it to soak for approximately half an hour. Next, we can prepare the other fresh ingredients for the salad. Wash the veggies and herbs, and pat them dry. Now, you want to separate the leaves of the parsley and mint from their stems. There is no need to be super thorough with this, but the fewer stems that make it into the final dish, the better the feel of the salad. Slice your scallions in half, and chop them into fine bits. Lastly, slice your tomatoes in half, and scoop out their watery inners. Finely dice the tomato, and set aside.
To bring it all together, add the parsley, mint, tomatoes, and scallion in a bowl, and mix in the bulgur. I enjoy having a lot of bulgur in my tabbouleh. Dress the final salad with olive oil, another squeeze of lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Enjoy the salad best when fresh! I hope you enjoy this beautifully fragrant and tangy salad.
Some more Recipe Inspirations:
- If you want to enjoy some other Levantine meze, check out this delicious baba ganoush and this silky smooth hummus recipe!
- Muhammara is another fantastic spread to try!
- Panzanella is another perfect refreshing summer salad.
- If you never had hummus fatteh before, check it out. It’s my go-to breakfast!
- Ful medames and this fava bean spread are also delicious.
- This roasted fig couscous salad with almonds is a great summer dish.
Refreshing Tabbouleh SaladCourse: Meze, SaladCuisine: Levantine, Syrian, LebaneseDifficulty: Easy
100ml lemon juice
2 bunch flat-leaf parsley
2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
30ml extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper to season
- Add the lemon juice to the bulgur, and allow it to soak for approximately half an hour. Leave a bit of lemon juice for the final dressing of the salad.
- Wash the veggies and herbs, and pat them dry. Next, you want to separate the leaves of the parsley and mint from their stems and chop them finely. Slice your scallions in half, and chop them into fine bits too. Lastly, slice your tomatoes in half, and scoop out their watery inners. Finely dice the tomato, and set aside.
- To bring it all together, add the parsley, mint, tomatoes, and scallion in a bowl, and mix in the bulgur.
- Dress the final salad with olive oil, the last bit of lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Enjoy the salad best when fresh!