This Tabouli Salad Recipe (Tabbouleh) is a traditional Lebanese recipe that’s made with lots of finely chopped parsley, mint, tomatoes, and soaked bulgur wheat. Seasoned with fresh lemon juice and a little bit of olive oil, this salad is healthy, delicious, and super easy to make. No fancy tableware or expectations are required, it is meant to be enjoyed as a collection with other small bites like soft pita bread, savory dips, and spice-covered meats.
Soak the bulgur in boiling water. There is no need to cover or maintain a simmer over low heat, just add the boiled water, give it a stir, and soak. Drain through a fine-mesh strainer, pressing the bulgur gently with a paper towel to remove any remaining liquid. Set aside to cool.
Remove the thick stems from each bunch of parsley and mint. Either finely chop the herbs using a knife, or pulse the herbs, one bunch at a time, in a food processor until finely minced. Transfer to a large bowl.
Combine the cooled bulgur wheat with the minced parsley and mint. Add the green onions and diced tomatoes.
In a small bowl whisk together the EVOO, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add the dressing to the salad and mix well to combine. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.