barley tabbouli salad on a bed of lettuce

Tabbouli Salad

Tabbouli (Tabbouleh) is a simple Middle Eastern salad made with whole grains, tomatoes and cucumbers with a lemon mint vinaigrette.


  • 2 cups cooked bulgur (cracked wheat), couscous, quinoa, or barley
  • 2 medium tomatoes diced
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup green onions with tops chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint chopped
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • 2 tablespoons black or green olives chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped
  • 2-3 cooked artichoke hearts chopped


  1. Prepare bulgur or other grain according to package directions.

  2. Combine bulgur, vegetables, and herbs in a medium bowl.

  3. In a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Immediately pour over salad ingredients and toss gently to coat.

  4. Place in refrigerator and chill for 1 hour. Serve on individual salad plates or on a platter over a bed of lettuce leaves. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint and a slice of lemon and tomato.