Tabouli salad is a simple Mediterranean salad, made of very finely chopped vegetables, lots of fresh parsley and bulgur.

You cannot go into a restaurant for a BBQ or traditional arabic food without ordering it first.

Many people shy away from making it at home, but trust me it’s easier than you think.

This recipe provides tabouleh in measurement cups. Why?

For beginners I find it easier than listing the ingredients as  certain number of vegetables.

So if you are looking for the perfect balance of flavors, then this is for you!


Tabbouleh is traditionally served as part of a mezze in the Arab world. It is a staple food in many households and can be enjoyed as a salad during gatherings and of course during BBQs
Prep Time 15 mins
Assembly Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Arabic


  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice preferably freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 cup spring onions chopped finely
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 TBSP Salt
  • 6 cups parsley chopped finely
  • 3/4 cup green peppers deseeded and diced
  • 3/4 cup tomatoes diced
  • 3/4 cup cucumber diced
  • 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves chopped finely


  • In a bowl add the bulgur, lemon juice, olive oil, and spring onions.
  • Season with salt, Allow them to soak for 10 minutes for the flavor to soak in.
  • Add the parsley gradually and mix.
  • Add the green peppers and mix.
  • Add the tomatoes, and mix.
  • Add the cucumbers, and mix.
  • Add the chopped mint and mix.
  • If you are preparing the ingredients in advance, I prefer to chop the mint at the very end before adding so it remains fresh and doesn't turn black.
  • Garnish with cucumbers and tomatoes, You can also add in a leaf of romaine lettuce or two.
  • Serve immediately after mixing.


The great thing about this tabouleh recipe is that you can chop up all the ingredients (minus the mint as it tends to go black) and store them in advance. 
I chopped up all ingredients 24 hours prior to making this recipe because I didn't have enough lemon juice and it did not change the flavor or the consistency.