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12 servings
Prep Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Meal Types:
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Really delicious traditional tabouli using fresh parsley.



  1. Pour bulgur into a large heat-resistant bowl. Pour boiling water over and mix to moisten thoroughly. Soak for 45 minutes.
  2. Core tomatoes and dice.
  3. Put diced tomatoes in bowl and set aside for 45 minutes.
  4. Line strainer or fine sieve with several layers of paper towels.
  5. When bulgur has finished soaking, transfer to the prepared sieve and press to drain well. Return to the bowl.
  6. Drain diced tomatoes. Add drained tomatoes, onion, cucumber, parsley, lemon juice, salt, oil to bulgur, and mix well.
  7. Taste and adjust seasonings to your liking.
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This is really good and im glad i gave it a try. it tastes very similar to the kind that i buy at my store, which is also very tasty, and i like that it is only 32 calories!
11 Sep 10 by member: colleen5441
thanks for reminding me of tabouli! I used to make this a lot. I love it with a lot of parsley.
04 May 10 by member: Annba
This recipe has a lot of flavor for very little points. I usually put it in a pita. I sometimes add a little bit of shredded chicken to get some protein in.
21 May 08 by member: Poohtebby


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Nutrition summary:

There are 32 calories in 1 serving of Tabouli.
Calorie break-down: 34% fat, 54% carbs, 11% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 12
Calories 31
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 1.31g 2%
  Saturated Fat 0.188g 1%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.177g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.867g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 202mg 8%
Potassium 148mg  
Total Carbohydrate 4.65g 2%
  Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5%
  Sugars 1.09g  
Protein 0.98g  
Vitamin A 246% Vitamin C 366%
Calcium 25% Iron 52%
of RDI*
(31 calories)
2% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (55%)
Fat (34%)
Protein (11%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories