Bulgur wheat & rocket tabbouleh

Bulgur wheat & rocket tabbouleh

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins - 12 mins


Serves 4

Pour a lightly-spiced, lemony dressing over this simple grain, studded with pomegranate seeds, for a dinner party side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal146
  • fat4g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 100g bulgur wheat
  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • ½ tsp cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • ½ tsp allspice
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 70g bag rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • small pack flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 110g pack pomegranate seeds (or seeds from 1 pomegranate)


  1. Rinse the bulgur wheat in a sieve under cold running water, then tip it into a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10-12 mins or until tender. Drain and tip into a large bowl.

  2. Pour the lemon juice into a jug. Add the spices, then whisk continuously as you add the olive oil. Season well, then pour over the bulgur.

  3. Fold through the rocket, parsley and spring onions, scatter over the pomegranate seeds and serve.

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2nd Sep, 2018
This can be made into a great main course if a few slices of griddled halloumi are put on top. I didn't have ground cloves but the dressing was lovely all the same.
Minoo's picture
19th May, 2016
This is an easy side dish that's a bit different to the usual, particularly the spices that are used. I served ours with salmon.
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