Minoo’s second dish is called Tabouleh or Tabbouleh or Tabouli. According to Minoo, Tabouleh is originated from Syria and is very popular in Mediterranean countries.

The primary ingredients of this salad dish are bulgur, finely chopped parsley, mint, tomato, green onions and lemon juice. The key to this salad is to finely chopped the vegetables.


Bulgur is a cereal made from wheat, often durum wheat. You may find it in some health food stores. Bulgur has higher nutritional value than rice and couscous.



  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions (only the green parts)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (or 1 tablespoon dried one), optional
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon tamari



IMG_9311_edited-1Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Pour over 1 cup of bulgur and let sit for 10 minutes. Drain the excess water by squeezing with your hands.
IMG_9317_edited-1Chopped all the vegetables and add to the bulgur.
IMG_9318_edited-1Add in all the seasoning ingredients and toss to mix well. Serve this as a side dish.Minoo, thank you for sharing.

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  1. rose

    my husband who has high blood sugar eats this a lot. bulgur wheat is very high in fiber and nutritious. Healthy alternative as main dish or just appetizers with pita bread. i noticed some people use couscous instead of bulgur wheat if you can’t find it at lebanese or arabic store.

  2. Chubbypanda

    Wow. Add some raw, smoked, or canned salmon and you’ve got a complete meal in a bowl.

  3. george

    first of all tabouleh is originateD from lebanon not syria and after reading this ingridient and you serve it to any lebanese guy believe ME that bowl would be on your head it is the most discusting tabouleh i ever saw please stop creating and changing the original cuIsine . IS NOT TABOULEH IF THERE IS CUCUMBER. IT IS NOT TABOULEH IF IT IS FULL OF BORGOUL.

  4. haitham

    As georges said,Tabouleh is a lebanese national dish . Besides, it does not contain cumcumber …

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