Zesty bulgur wheat tabouleh recipe

Bulgur wheat is wheat that has been de-husked, parboiled and cracked into coarse pieces. It is also the main ingredient in this Turkish salad, which is the perfect vegetarian side dish to serve at a BBQ.

Serves 6

Ready in 20 minutes


  • 200g bulgur wheat
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded and diced
  • 6 medium tomatoes, diced
  • Bunch of spring onions or 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • Large bunch of fresh flatleaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Large bunch of fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice 1 large lemon


How to make zesty bulgur wheat tabouleh

1. Place the bulgur wheat in a large bowl and pour over boiling water until just covered. Cover with a clean tea towel and stand for 15 minutes, until tender. Drain the bulgur wheat well and place in a sieve. Squeeze out the excess water using a spoon.

2. Place the cucumber, tomatoes, onions and herbs in a large bowl and toss together well. Add the drained bulgur wheat, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice and season well to taste.

3. Serve with griddled or barbecued chicken breast.

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Make sure veggies don't miss out with these meat-free BBQ recipes:

Basil haloumi and roasted veg skewers
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Five spice coleslaw
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Load up the BBQ with these:

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Nutritional Information

Per serving:
200 kcals
6.6g fat (0.9g saturated)
5.1g protein
30.7g carbs
4.8g sugar
trace salt

Tuesday 06 April 2010
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