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Classic Bulgur Tabbouleh
Classic bulgur tabbouleh
Casey Barber
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6 servings

MAKE-AHEAD NOTE: Bulgur can be made up to 3 days ahead. Refrigerate in a covered container until ready to mix with the rest of the ingredients.


    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup bulgur
    • 2 large bunches flat-leaf parsley
    • 0.25 cup fresh mint leaves
    • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
    • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
    • 3 large scallions, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1-2 large lemons)
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste


Add the water and bulgur to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil, uncovered, over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook until the bulgur has absorbed all the water, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from the heat, fluff with a fork, and cool to room temperature.

Rinse the parsley and chop off any thick, woody stems and yellowing leaves. Pulse the parsley and mint leaves in a food processor until minced. Stir the herbs, cucumber, tomatoes and scallions with the bulgur in a large bowl. Whisk the lemon juice, oil, and salt together and stir into the tabbouleh. Taste and add more salt if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate overnight in a covered container. Serve cold or at room temperature.