Fruity tabbouleh with feta

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

Use up a few storecupboard staples in this bulgur wheat salad packed with dried fruit, nuts and herbs

  • Prep:40 mins
    No cook
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 829
  • fat 50g
  • saturates 10g
  • carbs 72g
  • sugars 35g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 23g
  • salt 1.4g


  • 100g bulghar wheat
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 100g couscous
  • 200g mixed shelled nut, roughly chopped (any mixture of almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans and pistachios)
  • 200g mixed dried fruit, large fruit chopped (any mixture of raisins, sultanas, apricots, dates and cranberries)
  • zest and juice 2 lemons
  • small pack mint, leaves roughly chopped
  • small pack flat-leaf parsley, leaves roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 100g feta cheese, crumbled
  • grilled lamb or pork chops, to serve (optional)


  1. Boil the kettle. Put the bulghar wheat in a sieve and rinse with cold water until the water runs clear. Drain well and transfer to a mixing bowl. Pour over 200ml boiling water and 1 tbsp olive oil, cover with a plate and leave to soak for 30 mins. Meanwhile, put the couscous into a second mixing bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil, just cover with boiling water, then cover with a plate and leave to stand for 5-10 mins.

  2. Once the bulghar wheat and couscous are ready, put them in a mixing bowl and fluff up the grains with a fork. Stir through the nuts and dried fruit, too.

  3. Whisk together the lemon zest and juice, herbs, remaining olive oil and the garlic. Pour over the grains, nuts and fruit, and stir everything together well with some seasoning. Transfer to a serving plate, scatter with the crumbled feta, and serve with grilled lamb or pork chops, if you like.

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