tab·​bou·​leh tə-ˈbü-lə How to pronounce tabbouleh (audio)
variants or less commonly tabouleh or tabouli
: a salad of Lebanese origin consisting chiefly of cracked wheat, tomatoes, parsley, mint, onions, lemon juice, and olive oil

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The new consolidated delivery-friendly menu takes into consideration the group’s most popular dishes, including Le Bilboquet’s cold poached salmon with tabbouleh and dill sauce ($18) and Georgie’s rotisserie chicken dinner for two ($29). Amanda Albee, Dallas News, 7 May 2020 And next to the tabbouleh salad of bulgur wheat, chopped mint, onion, and tomato: a Russian roulette of mild to very hot padrón peppers. Dan Sadgrove, National Geographic, 6 Apr. 2020 Its menu rotated around the dishes of my youth: hummus, tabbouleh and freekeh (the green wheat my family would spend days every spring picking, sorting and smoking). Reem Kassis, Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2020 Fans will be able to enjoy everything from Elote Dogs and tabbouleh salad to cherry limeade margaritas. Brandi Addison, Dallas News, 19 Feb. 2020 Brochettes with Hodo tofu, fingerling potatoes, yam, cherry tomatoes and cipollini onions ($28), served with a quinoa-dominant tabbouleh and roasted garlic cashew tahini sauce, is the only thing on the menu that doesn’t feel polished. Soleil Ho,, 3 Oct. 2019 Recipes include the greatest hits, like the sourdoughs and the croissants sold in Poilâne stores every day, but also more creative uses for leftover bread like bread crumb tabbouleh or bread granola. Todd Plummer, Vogue, 28 Sep. 2019 The tabbouleh is herb-heavy, with plenty of bright lip-smacking acidity. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, 16 Oct. 2019 Specialty sandwiches filled with kibbeh, gyro meat, and kafta are served with a choice of classic sides like tabbouleh, wild rice, and fresh fruit. al, 26 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History


Arabic tabbūla

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tabbouleh was in 1939

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“Tabbouleh.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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