Tabouli salad is the queen of the Lebanese table. Every important dinner my mom threw inadvertently presented Tabouli. My family loves it as well. I make it just about every Sunday. It takes some time to clean and slice the vegetables into small pieces but it is well worth the effort.

You will need:

  • Fresh mint (a handful) if available otherwise dried (1 TBSP)
  • Fresh parsley ( about 4-6 bunches)
  • Slicing Tomatoes (depending on size, about 4)
  • Burghul (cracked Wheat) #1 (fine, dark) (1/2 cup dry)
  • Green Onions (2 bunches)
  • Freshly squeezed lemon Juice (to taste, I probably use 1/2 cup)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil (about 3/4 cup )
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)

First wash the vegetables:

I fill my sink with enough water to cover the parsley. I wash them then lift the parsley, drain and rinse the sink then fill it up a 2nd time. I add about 1 TBSP of vinegar and let the parsley soak in the water/vinegar mixture for 10 min. Then I take them out and lay them out to dry on a kitchen towel.

I do the same with the fresh mint and onions. I simply rinse the tomatoes in water. I measure the Burghul into a bowl, fill it up with water, rinse it. Fill the bowl back up and let the Burghul soak for a few minutes. I then squeeze the water out of it.

Then it is slicing time:

When the parsley is dry, I bunch it into small bunches with the leaves on one end. I cut and throw away the long stem except for a short part near the leaves. I then slice them into the smallest pieces I can with a sharp knife and add them to the mixing bowl. I then slice the tomatoes into small pieces and add on top the parlsey, same with the mint and the squeezed Burghul.

I then remove the ends of the green onions and cut them into small pieces as well. I sprinkle salt and pepper on top of the onions and squeeze them together with my hands until a bit juicy. before adding them to the bowl.

Add lemon juice, Extra Virgin olive oil and mix all ingredients together with your clean hands. I usually taste to check if they need salt, lemon or olive oil and add accordingly.

Serve with lettuce on the side and enjoy!

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  1. Super yummy tabouli! I would never have the patience to make this parsley masterpiece, but will take any leftovers you have 😁!


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