How to make homemade Tabouleh

Never-fail Tabouleh image by Claire Bush

Tabouleh is a Middle Eastern dish made with bulgar wheat, found in the bulk aisle of most major supermarkets. However, you can make your own healthy version. Read on to learn how to make homemade tabouleh.


Step 1

Boil 2 cups water in medium saucepan.

Step 2

Add dry bulgar to boiling water.

Step 3

Cover, remove from heat, and let stand for 20 minutes.

Step 4

Remove lid and fluff with fork. All water will be absorbed and tabouleh should be light and fluffy.

Step 5

Add the rest of the ingredients, and toss briefly. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Tips and Warnings

Impress your guests with this simple yet elegant side dish. Great served with barbecued chicken or paired with lamb chops. Use a smaller amount of oil for a low-fat option.

Things You'll Need

2 cups dry bulgur wheat (in bulk section of most supermarkets), 2 cups boiling water, ½ cup Italian (flat leaf) parsley, 3 Roma tomatoes, diced, 1 small cucumber, diced, 2 tbsp. diced fresh mint (Optional, but good), Dressing:, 1/4 to 1/2 c. olive oil mixed with, 2/3 cup lemon juice, salt and pepper

About this Author

Claire Bush is a freelance writer and author of "Dining in Arizona - 101 Great Places to Eat (Primer Publishers, 2005). She is a regular contributor to the Arizona Republic and is a working chef in Sun City, Arizona.

Photo by: Claire Bush