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#HealthyEating: How to Make Tabbouleh

The Williamson Farmers Market is the place to go if you’re looking for fresh, delicious in-season produce from local growers, gardeners, and farmers! Kristin DeBoard with the Williamson Farmers Market is also always ready with a delicious, healthy recipe based on the market's mission of healthy, delicious plant-based food. This time, she’s shared a recipe for Mediterranean Tabbouleh, a wheat-based salad that makes a great light meal or side-dish. Kristin got this recipe here, but there are plenty of similar recipes.


This recipe puts the spotlight on bulgur wheat, an edible cereal grain made from dried, cracked wheat– a whole grain packed with fiber. For this meal, you’ll need ¾ a cup of bulgur wheat, 1.5 cups of boiling water, a cup of diced English cucumber, 1.25 cups seeded and diced roma tomatoes, ½ cup sliced green onions, 1 cup chopped parsley, ⅓ cup olive oil, 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, a tablespoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.

How To Make

To make Tabbouleh, place the bulgur wheat and water in a bowl; cover it and let sit until soft. This should take around 45 minutes. Drain excess water, and add cucumber, tomatoes, green onions and parsley. Separately, mix olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour dressing over salad to coat, and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes. When refrigerated, this salad can keep for up to two days, but it’s so delicious, you won’t want to let it stick around that long!

As a reminder, opening day for the Williamson Farmers Market is June 4th. Follow the market Facebook page to stay up to date on upcoming events!

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