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This is a basic recipe for Middle East Tabouli. This is a healthy fresh summer salad that is very popular in the Middle East and now the United States. Of course just as here in the United States, people all have their own version of this salad. So, this is my version that I learned from my mother in law as well as other friends. I combined these and made what my family likes.


1 cup bulgur wheat

3 bunches parsley washed and chopped

7 Roma tomatoes chopped into small pieces

2 cucumbers chopped

1/4 cup fresh mint, washed and chopped

juice of 3 lemons

1 clove garlic minced

1/8 cup olive oil

salt to taste

Soak bulgur in hot tap water for 30 to 60 minutes or until soft. Drain well.

Chop tomatoes and cucumbers. Chop parsley or put in food processor. Chop fresh mint.

Mince 1 clove garlic. Mix bulgur, parsley,mint, cucumbers, tomatoes and garlic.Add lemon juice, olive oil and salt to taste. Refrigerate and serve after a couple hours for best flavor.

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  1. I love this salad! It’s light and refreshing. I’ll definitely have to add this to my list to try!

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    August 2, 2015
  2. You don’t cook the bulgur wheat? Just soak it in hot water? I’ve put it in kibbe, but I usually put quinoa in my salad to reduce the wheat in my life. I have to try that, though. Thanks for the pointer.

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    November 1, 2015
    • sure!! let me know if you have questions! Wow kibbe you are brave!!

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      November 1, 2015
      • I was learning my hubby’s family Lebanese recipes, passed down several generations. I cook lots of different kinds of foods across many cultures. Part of being American, I expect.

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        November 1, 2015
        • Your husband is Lebanese?????

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          November 1, 2015
        • Wow, the kid’s father is Palestinian!!

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          November 1, 2015
          • You mean your hubby is? Why Saudi then? Just for a job?

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            November 1, 2015
          • he wanted to be near his family in Syria! yes he is

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            November 1, 2015
          • I guess Seattle wouldn’t have felt like home to him. He probably thought you would love Saudi, since it felt like home to him. I wonder where your kids feel most at home. Are they in Saudi with their dad?

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            November 1, 2015
          • Oh NOOOO sorry no. I left in 2009 would not leave without my kids, all of them!! He doesn’t like Saudi either not treated well there. It you are not saudi it is tough! My kids hated it there, they were mocked bullied, called poor palestinians etc. not positive for them


            November 1, 2015
          • I hope they are doing much better now. That sounds dreadful for them.

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            November 2, 2015
          • They are doing better, it took me three years to get my youngest in school. I finally found a charter school that agreed I could be there all day!! so I sat at school outside his class, then down the hall, then outside on a bench then in my car. That took 3 months!!! So he is now in his 4th year of school and well adjusted!! so, yes a huge struggle for all. My 4th just graduated college, she came here no diploma, worked at a restaurant, took her about 2 years to get into college. So a big struggle for them but they are doing well!!

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            November 2, 2015
          • That’s fantastic news. They seem bright and attractive from the few glimpses I’ve gotten.

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            November 2, 2015
          • They are amazing, thanks so much!

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            November 2, 2015
  3. This is one of my fave salads:) I am featuring it on my Move It Monday post!

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    May 23, 2016
  4. Thanks Nena!


    May 23, 2016

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