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Walnut Herb Tabbouleh

From: Walnut Marketing Board

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Serves 6


Tabbouleh is a popular Lebanese salad. The cracked wheat has a nutty flavor that is nicely complemented by the walnuts. Serve with grilled chicken or lamb and pita bread.


  • ¾ cup cracked wheat (bulgur)
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint
  • ¾ cup California walnut pieces, divided
  • 2 medium Roma tomatoes, diced


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add cracked wheat, cover pan, and remove from heat. Let stand 30-45 minutes until softened. (Or follow package directions to make 2 ½ cups cooked cracked wheat.)
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Fluff cracked wheat with a fork and add to bowl. Stir in basil and mint. Let stand until cool.
  3. Finely chop ½ cup of the walnut pieces to the size of the cracked wheat grains. Add to cracked wheat with remaining ¼ cup walnut pieces and tomato. Adjust seasoning and add additional lemon juice if desired.

Rosemary Mark for the Walnut Marketing Board

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