How to Gluten-Free Authentic Lebanese Tabbouleh

by Sonia Fares/سونيا فارس /Соня фарис

Tabbouleh is Lebanese. It is a must in a traditional meal. became famous in z last 15 years,and It has inspired famous chefs to do their own versions. But z original remains the best. Soniafares1


  • 1 Onion big diced
  • 1 Lemon 1 or 2 depends how juicy
  • 10 Peppercorn
  • 1 Pepperoncini 1 or 2
  • 2 Tablespoons Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive oil 4-6 TBsp
  • 3 Bunches Parsley
  • 2 Bunches Mint
  • 5 Tomatoes medium( not too soft)
  • 4 Small lettuce in france called sucrine
  • 70 Grams Bulgar optional (it has gluten)
  • 200 Grams Cooked quinoa to serve along and void Bihar
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    The ingredients. They will make tabbouleh for 6-8 people. It depends on how it is served ... As a starter... One of many starters..what we call mezzeh.

    Step 2

    Cut the onions into small cubes. As small as you can

    Step 3

    Put the onions in the presentation dish

    Step 4

    Squeeze the lemon it would be around 50 gm of juice...add over the onions stir.. Then

    Step 5

    Crush the peppercorns and (1 or 2 pepperoncini - optional) love spicy food so I put pepperoncini in many recipies.

    Step 6

    Add pepper to the onions. Up till this stage can be prepared ahead by few hours. The lemon and spices will marinate and sort of cook the onions. Thus, no onion bad breath after eating this tabbouleh.

    Step 7

    Rinse and squeeze bulgar and add with onions lemon mix. Or if you want it gluten free you can add 4 TBsp of cooked quinoa. I prefer to serve a big bowl of cooked quinoa

    Step 8

    Cut tomatoes small diced. Leave them in the strainer to get rid of the extra juice. Especially if i dont use bulgar whose main function is to absorb the excess liquids.

    Step 9

    Cut parsley and mint

    Step 10

    Add tomatoes parsley mint . Mix. Taste . Adjust salt, pepper, lemon and olive oil. Chill for 30 mins I serve immediately .

    Step 11

    As I Mentioned before, i like to serve along a bowl of cooked quinoa and each person can add as much as one likes. It will make it almost a complete meal for vegetarians. ENJOY WITH LOVE FROM ME

    Step 12

    The reference of this guide :soniafares1

    Step 13