Vegetable Tabbouleh: Recipe and Tips – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Vegetable Tabbouleh: Recipe and Tips


Vegetable Tabbouleh is a delicious salad originating from the Middle East, known for its freshness and simplicity. This dish has become popular around the world due to its combination of fresh and healthy ingredients.

It’s about a vegetarian recipe simple and fresh, perfect for summer days, for a light one-dish meal or as a tasty side dish.

The protagonist: bulgur

The basis of the recipe is the bulgur*, a whole grain rich in fiber and nutrients. Unlike cous couswhich is made from durum wheat semolina, bulgur is whole wheat that has been cooked, dried, and then crushed. This gives tabbouleh a more rustic texture and a slightly nuttier flavor.

In this recipe, the bulgur is cooked by absorption, a very simple cooking technique. All you need to do is cover one part of the cracked wheat with 2 parts of boiling water. Cover and wait at least 30 minutes. The bulgur will have swelled, absorbing all the water without needing additional energy for cooking.

Tabbouleh: A Vegetarian Recipe Rich in History

Vegetable tabbouleh is a recipe that has its roots in ancient Levantine cuisine, particularly popular in Lebanon and Syria. The term “tabbouleh” comes from the Arabic “tabbūlah,” which in turn comes from the word “taabil,” meaning “seasoning.” This reflects the essence of the dish, which is characterized by the generous use of fresh herbs and seasonings.

The first historical traces of tabbouleh date back thousands of years, when the people of the Levantine region used local and fresh ingredients to create nutritious and tasty dishes. The traditional recipe called for the use of fine bulgur, parsley, mint and vegetables such as onion, tomatoes and cucumbers, seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil.

There are several regional variations, each with its own unique characteristics. In Lebanon, for example, tabbouleh is greener, thanks to the abundant use of parsley and mint. In other parts of the Middle East, such as Syria, it is common to add spices such as cumin and black pepper.

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