Easy Parsley Salad (Tabbouleh) Recipe

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Easy Parsley Salad (Tabbouleh) Recipe

A light and refreshing side salad with lots of parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumber and green onions. A good splash of olive oil and simple lemon juice finish it off beautifully. Also known as tabouli salad, it's a staple in the cuisine of the Middle East.

This is the food you feel good about. It doesn't require much time and is a great addition or side dish to any main course. Refrigerate for a couple of hours to bring up more flavors.

It holds nicely in the fridge in an airtight container, so you can make it ahead. It's a fresh salad that works great for picnics or potlucks, I usually make a double batch.

Note: if not on Whole30, you can also add 1/2 - 1 cup of cooked couscous or bulgur wheat.

This Easy Parsley Salad pairs perfectly with meaty main dishes like Serbian Cevapi Sausages or Middle Eastern Beef Kafta.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups parsley (finely chopped, I had 3 bunches)
  • 1 1/4 cup mint (finely chopped, I had 1 bunch)
  • 1/2 cup green onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 cucumber (small, finely chopped, I used Persian cucumber)
  • 3 1/2 cups tomatoes (chopped, I used cherry tomatoes)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil (I use extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Yield:
servings
Prep time:
25 minutes
Yield: 7 servings | Prep time: 25 minutes |

Instructions

1. Finely chop fresh parsley (important tip: make sure the parsley is dry before you start chopping it, any extra liquid will make the salad soggy; you can use paper towels to pat it dry).
Chopped fresh parsley on a cutting board.
2. Finely chop fresh mint leaves.
Chopped fresh mint on a cutting board
3. Chop tomatoes, remove any excess liquid.
4. Finely chop cucumber and green onions.
Chopped fresh tomatoes, cucumber and green onions on a cutting board.
5. In a large bowl, mix together vegetables and fresh herbs. Add lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt and black pepper, mix well. Try and add more salt if necessary. The flavor will improve if the salad sits for a few hours.
Two plates full of easy parsley tabouli salad with a half of lemon and cherry tomatoes next to them

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Fresh Parsley

Fresh Parsley
Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes
Olive Oil

Olive Oil
Lemon

Lemon
Green Onions

Green Onions
Fresh Mint

Fresh Mint
Persian Cucumbers

Persian Cucumbers

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So light and refreshing

Guest
Made this tabbouleh as a side dish for gathering, everyone enjoyed it, thank you!
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alenatrs
Glad to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the tabbouleh! It's always a great feeling when a dish is a hit at a gathering. You're very welcome, and happy cooking! - Alena
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so fresh and crunchy

Guest
thank you for the awesome recipe
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alenatrs
You're welcome, enjoy! - Alena
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Absolutely Delicious

Guest
I love traditional tabbouleh. However this version is even better. It's lighter and incredibly tasty. When eating the same day, I quartered the tomatoes and salted them first. When eating it over a couple of days, I halved the tomatoes so it did not get too soggy. I also made extra olive oil and lemon and served the tabbouleh over iceberg lettuce. VERY HEALTHY and quite delicious!
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alenatrs
Thank you so much for such a positive comment! I'm glad you enjoyed this healthier tabbouleh version! - Alena
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so fresh!!

Guest
I think I chopped the cucumber too small and used a regular onion. It's so good!!!
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alenatrs
I'm glad you enjoyed this tabbouleh, thank you for leaving your comment! - Alena
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Surprisingly good.

Guest
I had parsley and mint in the garden and wanted a nice fresh salad to use them in.This was surprisingly good - and I'm not a big salad eater. Thanks so much for the recipe.
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alenatrs
You are very welcome! Glad to hear you enjoyed this fresh parsley salad. - Alena
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MY FAVOURITE SALAD.!!!!

Guest
THIS IS A KIND OF SALADS WHICH I CAN EAT EVERYDAY BUT SADLY THE PREPARATION OF IT TAKES SOMETIMES.!!!!! THE SALAD IS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS AND I RECOMMEND IT TO WHOEVER I SEE .!!!!!
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alenatrs
Thank you for you wonderful review! Agree, the salad is very light and goes well almost with anything. - Alena
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Delicious!

Guest
Thank you❤️
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alenatrs
You're welcome! - Alena
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Derek

Guest
Love eating this as a side salad with some gyro. Such a great side!
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alenatrs
Thank you, Derek! Pairing it with gyro sound like a great idea! - Alena
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Patty Saveurs

Guest
So fresh and delicious, lovely with a little bit of bulgur or couscous!
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alenatrs
Thank you, Patty, for stopping by and leaving your comment! - Alena
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Julie (TwoBitTart.com)

Guest
I love Tabbouleh and think of it as a Summer dish, but after all the heavy eating I've already done this holiday season, this is such a refreshing idea for healthy eating during this time of year. Thank you for sharing!
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alenatrs
You're welcome, Julie! Thank you for stopping by! - Alena
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