Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad

Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad


Recipe ~ Debbie Elfassi, Benjamin, Israel

The name Tabbouleh is derived from the Arabic word for spice, tabil and the Hebrew word for seasoning, tivul. Originally from the mountains of Syria and Lebanon, tabbouleh has become one of the most popular salads throughout the Middle East and an Israeli favourite.


2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 small to medium onion, finely chopped,
1 cucumber, finely chopped
Half a bunch of mint, chopped
Bunch of parsley,chopped
Half a cup of wheat groats or couscous
Salt and black pepper
Olive oil
Lemon juice or Apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon white sugar


1. Cover groats or couscous with boiling water, leave aside a few minutes till softened.
2. Mix all the chopped ingredients together in a large bowl.
3. Add the groats or couscous.
4. Season to taste, add sugar and some olive oil and lemon juice.
5. Toss and serve immediately.

Bon Appetit!

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