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Lebanese Tabbouleh

Lebanese Tabbouleh

Lebanese tabbouleh is different from the classic version. It is made from bulgur wheat (burghul), rather than semolina and, most characteristically, includes a lot of parsley.


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Last modified on: September 28th 2014

For 4 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingStart to finish
28 min.20 min.48 min.
Preservation: A few hours in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

1 Lebanese Tabbouleh : Photo of step #1Rinse 80 g bulgur wheat, put in a bowl and cover with cold water. Leave to soften for about 20 minutes. 20 min.
2 Lebanese Tabbouleh : Photo of step #2Prepare 2 tomatoes and cut into small pieces after peeling. 10 min.
3 Lebanese Tabbouleh : Photo of step #3Take the parsley leaves off their stalks (discard these) and chop. 10 min.
4 Lebanese Tabbouleh : Photo of step #4Chop 1 spring onion (scallion) small and put into a salad bowl with the tomatoes and parsley. 5 min.
5 Lebanese Tabbouleh : Photo of step #5Drain the bulgur wheat and add this to the bowl with 3 tablespoons lemon juice and 3 tablespoons olive oil.

Salt lightly, pepper and mix well.

Your Lebanese tabbouleh is ready.
3 min.


If you don't have spring onions, just use a small normal onion, red if possible.

Whether Lebanese tabbouleh should include mint or not is a good question: I don't think so, but you should go along with your own taste, of course.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
80314 gr84 gr46 gr
40 %5 %8 %7 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1623 gr17 gr9 gr
8 %1 %2 %1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2003 gr21 gr11 gr
10 %1 %2 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 4 people : 1.72 €
Per person : 0.43 €

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Source: Home made.
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