Tasty Tabbouleh

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Tabbouleh (Tuh-BOO-lee), also spelled tabouli, comes from the word tabboula, which means "Middle Eastern Cookery" in Arabic. Tabbouleh is originally form the mountains of Syria and Lebanon. 

Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 3 hours, 15 minutes
Makes: 4 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Measuring cup
Mixing bowl
Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Measuring spoons
Spoon or fork


1⁄2 cup
bulgar wheat
1 cup
warm water
large ripe tomato, cored and diced (about 1.5 to 2 cups)
cucumber, diced
to 3 scallions, chopped (use both the green and white parts)
bunch flat leaf parsley leaves, chopped
2 tablespoons
olive oil
1 tablespoon
fresh lemon juice or red wine vinegar
pinch of salt


  1. Put the bulgar into the mixing bowl.
  2. Pour 1 cup warm water into the bowl. Cover and let sit until the bulgar is soft, at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
  3. After the bulgar is soft, add the tomatoes, cucumber, scallions, parsley, mint if using, olive oil and lemon juice or red wine vinegar. Mix everything together with the spoon or fork.
  4. Cover the bowl and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to overnight.