Summertime Tabbouleh

Summertime Tabbouleh

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Serves 4

Cooking time – 30 minutes

This Middle Eastern salad is traditionally eaten by rolling a spoonful of tabbouleh inside a lettuce leaf and eaten with the fingers.


Nutritional Value per serving:
Energy 382 kcal; Carbohydrate 60 g of which sugars 8 g; Protein 12 g; Fat 11 g of which saturates 1.5 g.


250 g/ 9 oz bulgur wheat 200 g/ 7 oz fine green beans, topped and tailed and chopped into 2.5 cm/ 1 in pieces 200 g/ 7 oz frozen peas Salt 5 large spring onions, thinly sliced 300 g/10 ½ oz tomatoes, diced 1 unwaxed lemon Large handful fresh parsley Large handful fresh mint Large handful chive or dill To Serve: 2 Little Gem lettuces For the dressing: 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp runny honey 1 tbsp Dijon mustard Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Put the bulgur wheat in a saucepan with 700 ml/ 1 pint 5 fl oz of cold water.
  2. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 8 – 10 minutes until the bulgur wheat has absorbed all the water.
  3. Put green beans into a saucepan with the frozen peas and cover with boiling water, add a little salt, return to the boil, cook for 1 -2 minutes, then drain.
  4. Grate rind from lemon and squeeze the juice.
  5. Add to the bulgur wheat along with spring onions, and tomatoes, and fluff up the mixture with a fork.
  6. Add the peas and beans to the tabbouleh along with the herbs.
  7. To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl then pour over the tabbouleh and mix well.
  8. Serve with individual lettuce leaves.

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