Tabbouleh (Bulgur Salad)

This hearty salad boasts texture and flavor for a filling side dish or light meal.

a plate of tabbouleh (bulgur salad) with seasonings and vegetables

Medically reviewed in March 2022

Updated on November 18, 2022

Do you find yourself with leftover bulgur in the pantry but aren't sure what to make with it? Your taste buds won’t be let down with this nutritious and delicious bulgur salad, which blends grains, beans, veggies, and herbs with savory seasonings. 

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups fine-grain bulgur
3 cups boiling water
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup roasted red peppers
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Preparation
Place bulgur in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside, stirring occasionally, until the bulgur has softened. Drain, press out excess water and return bulgur to bowl. Add the chickpeas, red peppers, onion, mushrooms, and parsley. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, honey, cumin, cayenne, salt, garlic, and oil. Pour the dressing over the bulgur mixture and toss. Refrigerate unused portions in an airtight container.

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