Tabbouleh with Chickpeas and Artichokes

After reading all about everyone’s favorite foods for the grill, I have been feeling super inspired to head outside and do some grilling myself. Unfortunately, we’ve had a bit of a cold and rainy spell, and I haven’t had the energy to brave the weather and cook outside. So, even though I don’t have a fun new grilling recipe for you, I do have a tabbouleh salad that would make a great side dish when you are cooking on the grill.  It’s perfect for your summer picnics and get togethers, too, since it’s a mayo-less salad!

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Tabbouleh with Chickpeas and Artichokes

  • 2 cups bulgur wheat
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 pound dried chickpeas, cooked according to package directions
    (or about 3 cups canned chickpeas, rinsed)
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 3 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Handful of basil leaves, chopped
  • Handful of fresh Italian parsley leaves, chopped
  • Handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Combine the bulgur wheat and the water in a large sauce pan.  Bring to a boil and then reduce the mixture to a simmer.  Cook the bulgur for approximately 15 minutes until all of the water has been absorbed.  Set aside to cool.  Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Rinse the chickpeas and transfer them to the mixing bowl with the cooled bulgur.  Add the cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the juice from the 2 lemons and the olive oil.  Add the dressing to the bulgur and vegetable mixture.  Add in the chopped herbs and toss all of the ingredients together.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour prior to serving.

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21 Responses to Tabbouleh with Chickpeas and Artichokes
  1. Jessica @ How Sweet
    May 19, 2010 | 9:14 am

    This looks so healthy and delicious. I am definitely going to make it this coming weekend so I can have it for lunches next week.

  2. Maria
    May 19, 2010 | 9:14 am

    This looks awesome! Love all of the flavors going on. I am off to tweet now:)

  3. Eliana
    May 19, 2010 | 10:43 am

    Awesome side dish. This would go great with anything off the grill.

  4. roxan
    May 19, 2010 | 11:32 am

    Mmm, i love how healthy and hearty this looks. Thank you for the recipe, I will be starring it for future use.

  5. Jessica
    May 19, 2010 | 1:55 pm

    Looks delicious! And I LOVE the photo!

  6. Tracey
    May 19, 2010 | 2:00 pm

    It’s been cold and rainy here too but I think warm weather and sunshine are coming back tomorrow! I can’t wait – I’m ready to grill :)

  7. jenn
    May 19, 2010 | 4:26 pm

    The only thing missing is some pita bread. Yum!!!!

  8. trudy~veggie num num
    May 19, 2010 | 5:40 pm

    Gorgeous salad.. this would do me for a nice light meal! with the fresh herbs and artichoke hearts… so good!!

  9. Mags
    May 19, 2010 | 6:24 pm

    What a delicious and healthy looking dish!

  10. Leah
    May 19, 2010 | 10:22 pm

    Oh My Goodness. We must think alike. I have a very similar recipe on my menu for lunch next week. Thanks for the preview.

  11. Tom@roadsidecottagerecipes
    May 20, 2010 | 4:06 am

    This is a wonderful recipe, well presented and the photographs are great. I’ve actually made a similar dish to this but with sprouted chick peas.

  12. Daydreamer Desserts
    May 20, 2010 | 8:28 am

    I love middle eastern cuisine, and this version of Tabbouleh looks mighty tasty. I will have to make it soon, thanks for sharing!

  13. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite
    May 20, 2010 | 1:41 pm

    What a gorgeous looking salad for the summer Jen – so fresh and light!

  14. Sortachef
    May 21, 2010 | 10:03 am

    What a great and healthy recipe. I’ll be turning this one over to my wife the salad queen. Excellent photography, too. Thanks!

  15. Kathryn
    May 21, 2010 | 11:55 am

    This looks perfect for summer! Great photos too!

  16. Oh!! ..this has to be the best tabbouleh recipe I’ve ever come across!

  17. sensiblecooking
    May 21, 2010 | 3:41 pm

    That is indeed perfect side for grilling. I love outdoor grilling. Was looking forward to go out for grilling this weekend but the forecast is rain and cloud. Lets just cross our finger. Thanks for wonderful recipe.

  18. Amy Wilson (StreamingGourmet)
    May 21, 2010 | 6:35 pm

    Looks yummy and healthy and just how we want to eat. Definitely favoriting this one.

  19. Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    May 25, 2010 | 9:33 pm

    This is a tasty and healthy sounding salad!

  20. Olga
    August 20, 2010 | 5:09 pm

    Jen, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve included your recipe in the Vegetarian Ramadan round-up on my blog – hope you’ll find it interesting to check out the rest here here. Have a great weekend)

  21. Cowjam
    September 7, 2013 | 7:13 am

    I have been living in the Middle East for 20 years and I must compliment you. This is the best tabboulleh I have ever had. I was a bit hesitant about cooking the bulgar. I usually just soak it. I had some artichokes on hand, which is what led me to your recipe, and they make a flavorful addition.

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