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Authentic Tabbouleh Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Authentic Tabbouleh

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"This tabbouleh is as authentic as you can get! It's a compilation of recipes I've taken from my mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and various cookbooks. This can be served on romaine lettuce leaves for garnish. Also, I've noticed that this recipe tastes even better the next day, so don't hesitate to make it the day before your guests arrive."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. Wash and rinse bulgur until runoff water becomes clear. Place prepared bulgur in a large bowl. Add tomatoes to bowl; stir to combine. Allow mixture to sit until bulgur absorbs tomato juice and expands, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  2. Add onion, parsley, mint, and green onions to bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Mix together tomato paste, vegetable oil, and lemon juice in a bowl, stirring until thoroughly combined. Add dressing to salad; mix to coat. Season with salt, ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste.
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Apr 27, 2013

very tasty and fresh. i loved it, now... to shop for teh ingredients to make it again.. :)

 
Aug 12, 2013

This was amazing. I substituted tahini for the oil and used extra lemon juice.

 
Feb 22, 2014

This recipe is so good! One thing...the tomato paste is a must. It adds an extra richness that makes all the difference.

 
May 05, 2014

I used half a red onion as I didn't have yellow or green, and I forgot to get mint! Doh. Anyway, it was AMAZING nonetheless and yes, Sharita is right, the tomato paste really makes the dressing. Even my non-parsley-loving friends liked it. Had it with Mediterranean Beef Meatball Kabob and Greek Tzatziki wrapped in lavash and pita breads. A big hit!

 
Jan 26, 2015

Prepared as indicated in the recipe with the exception of adding a bit of water to the tomato and bulgar mixture.... I used Roma tomatoes that I seeded so they didn't have much juice for the bulgar to absorb. Very good and definitely most authentic recipe I've found. I took it to a gathering of friends and received lots of compliments!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 5.2 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 4 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 113 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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