Tabbouleh is a parsley salad with a few extras thrown in.
The amount of time your bulgur needs to soak will depend on its grade. A fine grade bulgur will only need a minute; if you use a coarser grade like I did, it can take 20 minutes. If you can’t find bulgur you can use couscous instead.
You can see it being made in our Mixed Meze Plate Video.
1/3 cup bulgur wheat
2 large tomatoes, finely chopped
1 shallot, finely chopped
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 bunches of parsley, finely chopped
1 bunch of mint, finely chopped
1/3 cup of olive oil
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
Pour boiling water over bulgur. Let it sit until softened and drain.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Stir and serve.
For more meze salad recipes check out our Tomato, Cucumber, and Red Pepper Salad.