Taboulé is an easy and refreshing summer dish.
This recipe is my version of the taboulé, so it's not the exact Lebanese taboulé recipe, but close enough and also delicious.

Just a tip before starting: Don't prepare your taboulé at the last minute as the semolina or the bulgur needs some time (about 40 minutes) to cool down.

Here are the ingredients you will need for a taboulé for two persons:
  • 2 small tumblers of water
  • A small tumbler of semolina or bulgur
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil for the semolina
  • Some mint (see picture below, but feel free to adjust depending on your taste)
  • Some parsley (see picture below, but feel free to adjust depending on your taste)
  • Half an onion
  • 2 medium size tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil for the dressing
  • Some salt

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Resting time: 50-55 minutes

Start by heating your water in a saucepan or in the microwave, it just needs to be warm to the touch.

Meanwhile, in a bowl add your semolina or bulgur.

Once the water is hot, pour it on top of the semolina or bulgur and let it swell. Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil and run a fork through your semolina or bulgur. After few minutes outside, place the bowl in the fridge for about 40 minutes.

After 40 minutes, get your semolina or bulgur out of the fridge, run a fork through it to make sure if doesn't stick together, and let it sit outside while your prepare the rest of your recipe.

Finely chop your mint and reserve.

Finely chop your parsley and reserve.

Chop your half onion in small cubes and reserve.

Chop your tomatoes in small cubes and reserve.

Once all your ingredients are chopped, add them to a bowl.

Mix everything together.

Add your semolina or bulgur to the preparation, and mix together.

Pour into the preparation the lemon juice and the olive oil, and mix.

Add some salt to your taste.

Cover with plastic film and place into the fridge for about 10 to 15 minutes before serving. I like my taboulé really chilled, but if this is not your taste, you can skip this step of the recipe, and serve your taboulé right away.

Serve and enjoy!

Tip: you can also serve your taboulé as a refreshing verrine appetizer with any semi-sweet crisp white wine, and you might also want to serve it with our assortment of tartlets, it would be a nice contrast that leave you some freedom for your meal ideas.

Tip: If you use this recipe serve your taboulé as an appetizer, these ingredients will be enough to prepare 8 to 10 verrines (small tasting bowls).

As with all the other recipes we put on this site, this is meant to be easy to follow. We are hobby chefs who love to cook, and we are always up for learning new techniques. If you know of anything in this recipe which can be done a different way, whether for increased ease of preparation or better taste, please add a comment below!

Whipped up by Charline Leblond

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