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

Examples of tabbouleh in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu also features a wide variety of salads ranging from Caesar ($12.75) and chicken Caesar ($15.75) to Asian chicken ($16.75), Greek ($15.75) and tabbouleh ($15.75). Michael Deeds, Idaho Statesman, 15 May 2024 More:Use quinoa instead of bulgur to create a gluten-free tabbouleh salad Taking the No. 1 spot again on the list are strawberries, followed by spinach as No. 2 and No. 3 group of kale, collard, and mustard greens. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 22 Mar. 2024 Lafayette’s signature dishes were on offer, including endive salad, heirloom tomatoes, tabbouleh, lentils, and roast chicken. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2023 Doherty says that falafel suggests a particular set of sauces and accompaniments — like tahini, hummus, pita, or tabbouleh salad., 11 Sep. 2023 Both dishes will join a table of tabbouleh – this version with tomato and pepper pastes and pomegranate, to be scooped up with lettuce leaves – and lebeniye, a meatball and yogurt soup. Melanie Stetson Freeman, The Christian Science Monitor, 28 June 2023 An elementary school in Israel currently has the tabbouleh record. Brian Murphy,, 24 June 2023 The buffet will feature salads including the Bavarian Inn Caesar, Oberfranken pasta salad and tabbouleh salad with couscous. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 May 2023 Bulgar Wheat Angelafoto//Getty Images Bulgar wheat is a whole grain that's often used to prepare falafel or tabbouleh. Women's Health, 1 May 2023

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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 22 Jun. 2024.

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