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


  • calories 829
  • carbs 72
  • saturated fat 10
  • sugar 35
  • protein 23
  • fat 50
  • fibre 7
  • salt 1.4


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.