Tabbouleh (Lebanon)

A refreshing salad from Lebanon, tabbouleh is traditionally eaten by scooping it up with lettuce leaves.

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 8 oz (225 g) burghul (precooked cracked wheat)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tbsp mint, fresh or dried, chopped
  • 6 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 10 tbsp (150 ml) lemon juice
  • 10 tbsp (150 ml) olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • black olives to garnish
  • lettuce


Soak burghul in plenty of warm water for 1/2 hour.

Drain and squeeze well with your hands and place in a mixing bowl.

Add all remaining ingredients, mix thoroughly and garnish with black olives. Serve from a large salad bowl with lettuce leaves.