Tabbouleh is a salad that originates from the Middle East, often used as a part of a mezze. It is fresh, light, incredibly healthy and inexpensive to prepare. If you’re on a budget but are looking for a dish that is both healthy and simple, Tabbouleh salad is for you.
Tabbouleh is traditionally made up of finely chopped parsley, tomatoes, onion, mint, bulgur wheat and seasoned with salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice.
Instead of bulgur Tabbouleh, other variations include couscous or quinoa Tabbouleh. All variations are healthy. You may also choose to add garlic or lettuce to the parsley Tabbouleh salad.
Ingredients you’ll need (6 servings)
Method (45-50 minutes – can be prepared the day before):
To save money, you can make the Tabbouleh salad in bulk and store it in the fridge, dipping into it throughout the week.
Tabbouleh salad can be enjoyed on its own, or as a side dish to other ingredients like meat, falafel, bread or hummus.
However you choose to eat your Tabbouleh salad, you can rest assured knowing it’s an incredibly healthy option full of fresh ingredients and is incredibly tasty. Better yet, it is cheap to prepare!