Tabbouleh is a vegetarian dish originally made from Bulgur wheat, tomatoes, onion, mint and parsley. My version consists of a lot more ingredients, in fact it is more of a salad. I add more fresh vegetables and skimp on the herbs but you can choose to change it up how you please. Some people use couscous as opposed to the bulgur but i prefer its nutty chewy taste.  It makes a fresh side salad or like how i like to have it, as a carbs substitute usually smothered in in a hearty lamb stew - Yum!   

What you'll need - Serves 4 

  • 1/2 Cup Bulgur Wheat (I get mine from Woolworths)
  • 2 Cups Cherry Tomatoes 
  • 1/2 Red, Yellow & Green Bell Peppers 
  • 1/2 Red Onion 
  • 1/2 Cucumber 
  • 2 Mint Stems 
  • A Bunch Parsley (Half a 20g herb pack)
  • Juice of 1 lemon 
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper 

Prep - 10 Minutes 

  • Half your cherry tomatoes 
  • Roughly chop your bell peppers, onion, cucumber and herbs 
  • For the dressing, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Boil 1 and 1/2 cup of water for your bulgur wheat

Let's Get Cooking - 20 Minutes 

  • Place your bulgur wheat in the boiling water and season with salt. Boil until all the water has been absorbed (about 10 minutes) and
  • heat. Allow to sit for a further 5 minutes 
  • In a salad bowl, add your bulgur wheat and your chopped vegetables and herbs and mix thoroughly
  • Pour the dressing on top and mix 
  • Serve and Enjoy 
  • Love,