Etymology / History

Tabbouleh traditionally is served as a part of a mezze (section of small dishes, starter). The name of a salad comes from Arabic word “taabil” and it means seasoning.

Also traditional in

Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel

Our story

Walking along Dubai we were wondering were we can eat a camel. I know – it may sound terrible – but for this one time we really wanted to try it. We walk into a small restaurant just infront of the old town and we sat down. It was very sunny afternoon and although camel meat was nothing special – Tabbouleh definitley was. It is extreamly healthy salad, very refreshing.

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Preparation time:



  • 70g bulgur
  • 2 chopped tomatos
  • 1/2 dieced cucumber
  • 40g fresh, chopped parsley
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 10g fresh, chopped mint
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

How to prepare Tabbouleh?

1. Cook bulgur for about 7 minutes in salty water, rinse and drain.

2. Mix in one bowl parsley, mint, cucumber, tomatoes, bulgur, olive oil and spices.

3. Serve as a strater or side dish with for example beef shawarma.


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