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healthy citrus tabbouleh salad with oranges and bulgur wheat

Citrus Tabbouleh Salad

A flavorful and healthy citrus tabbouleh salad recipe made with good-for-you ingredients and tossed in lemon juice and olive oil. This light tabouli salad is vegan and super easy to make. Perfect side dish for family dinners and Summer BBQs.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Serving 6 servings


  • ½ cup extra-fine bulgur wheat
  • 1 English cucumber, finely diced
  • 2 - 3 vine or Roma tomatoes, about 1.5 cups, finely chopped
  • 1 medium orange, segmented and chopped
  • 1 large bunch of parsley, remove thick stems & finely chopped (about 1 - 1.5 cups chopped)
  • cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large lemon, juiced
  • 1 medium clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1 tsp of salt, more to taste
  • 1 tsp of pepper


  • Soak extra-fine bulgur wheat according to package directions. Drain off any excess water and gently pat dry.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the diced cucumber and tomato with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir, and let rest for 10 - 15 minutes, or until bulgur wheat is ready.
  • Strain any excess liquid from the cucumber and tomato mixture. Then, add in the orange, cooled bulgur, parsley, and chopped fresh mint.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Pour it over the salad and stir to combine. Taste, and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  • For best results, cover the tabouli salad and refrigerate for 15 - 30 minutes before serving. 
  • Enjoy!


Gluten-free option: use cooked & chilled quinoa instead of bulgur wheat.
TO STORE: airtight container in the fridge for 1 - 2 days.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 896IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Salad
Cuisine Greek, Healthy, Mediterranean
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