This is my favourite salad of all time. I know you guys will love it too.

tabbouleh salad

I eat Middle Eastern Tabbouleh salad as a light meal in itself but you can enjoy it as a side dish or even as part of a meze with dips and pitta bread for example.

sumptuous Middle Eastern salad

This is my mum’s recipe-she even made the dish you see here and it was made with love (can you tell?) and veers towards a classic tabbouleh style dish although she’s not a fan of tomatoes in there so these are omitted here. Mum also likes to play around with ingredients and informed me recently that she prefers this salad packed with diced apple, walnuts and a scattering of raisins added to the mix. Purists look away now!

tabuleh salad

Seriously though, this sumptuous salad is packed full of flavour with its zesty fresh herbs of mint and flat parsley and the result is one heck of a textured, vibrant, healthy dish you’ll make time and time again.

vegan Tabouleh salad

Naturally vegan, easy to rustle up and with lots of bite, let me know if you try it, won’t you?!


  • 1/2 cup extra fine bulgur wheat (I like Waitrose’ own brand)
  • 2 bunches parsley, washed, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves, washed, finely chopped
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium sized pomegranates, peeled and de-seeded
  • lashings of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I like Greek olive oil)
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


Cover the bulgur wheat in a bowl with boiling water and a plate on top (as you might ‘cook’ couscous). The water is absorbed by the bulgur wheat quickly. Set aside.

Add the chopped herbs, onions, pomegranate ‘jewels’ into a bowl. Once the bulgur wheat has cooled, add that too. Pour over the olive oil, add the lemon juice and season with the salt and pepper, and serve.

My favourite salad of all time.

honest mum's salad recipe

Why don’t you try my vegan casserole too and there are lots more plant-based recipes on the blog.

If you’re considering Veganuary, check out their site HERE.

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11 Responses

  1. Anton

    Hi Vicki, thanks for writing this post. I took a lot from this. I’m not much of a salad eater but I know I need to incorporate this into my gym diet somewhere. I will be trying this out immediately. Thank you again.

  2. Rose

    Loved your content. Things really gets messed up sometimes in my life. Being a working lady , it’s kinda gets difficult for me to manage work and home at the same time. Still am trying my best.

  3. William Denver

    Hi Vicki,

    Delicious recipe! The mint gives it such a fresh taste and it mixes well with the other ingredients.


  4. Kyra Rodriguez

    I’m trying to be a vegan for a week now, so I constantly look for a vegan recipe. I think I should try this too. Thanks for sharing!


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