Grain-Free Tabbouleh Salad

This salad is something I make at least once per week. Why am I only now sharing this recipe?

This is a delicious, healthy, and versatile dish. It pairs well with anything Mediterranean or Middle Eastern. Here’s my version of tabbouleh!

Tabbouleh: Origins

Tabbouleh is thought to have originated during the Middle Ages in the mountains of Lebanon, Syria, and Lebanon. This parsley-based food is popular in many Middle Eastern countries. It is known as Kisir and Eetch, respectively.

The most popular recipe uses parsley, tomatoes, and mint. It also includes bulgur wheat.

This version, which is grain-free but still bursting with parsley, is inspired by the traditional recipe.

How to make Grain-Free Tabbouleh

This recipe requires only six ingredients, ten minutes, and one bowl.

It is made with fresh parsley, red peppers, and red onions. Parsley is so healthy for you, thanks to its antioxidants. It also helps to detoxify your body. ).

It takes too long and doesn’t add much flavor or texture. You can add cooked, cooled bulgur or couscous.

Tabbouleh is traditionally made with tomato. After using red bell pepper in place of tomato one night, I’ve never looked back. It gives it even more crunch, plus beta-carotene! It adds a little sweetness, which I love.


  • Fresh parsley, one large bunch (4-5 cups in the original recipe; chopped and not Italian curly).
  • Red onion, 1/3 cup (diced).
  • If you can, use organic cherry tomatoes or a large red bell (diced).
  • Juice 1 medium lemon (the original recipe calls for 3 Tbsp or 45 ml).
  • Extra virgin olive oil – optional if you don’t want to use oil
  • Use one pinch of each black pepper and sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp of hulled Hemp Seeds ( optional).


  • Add parsley, bell pepper, and onion to a large bowl. Add the lemon juice, olive oils, salt, and pepper, and mix well. If desired, add hemp seeds now (optional).
  • Add more salt or pepper to the flavor if it is too bland, and add more lemon juice if you want a stronger acidity. You can also adjust the flavor by adding olive oil if necessary.
  • Serve as a salad base for dishes such as a href=” with crispy chickpeas/”>Crispy Baked Chickpeas/a>. It’s also a great salad base to go with Crispy Baked Chickpeas.

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