LOW CARB TABBOULEH SALAD
Low Carb Tabbouleh Salad made with 2 beneficial ingredients we all need for our health. Only one bowl adds lots of vitamins one would not believe.
This post is an update from August 2018.
Tabbouleh is a very popular salad in the Middle East, which originated in the mountains of Lebanon and Syria. The base of the recipe is always lots of Parsley and Bulgur. Different variations are then added, depending on the region.
If you are interested to learn more about Tabbouleh, you can visit here.
The main ingredient of Tabbouleh salad is Parsley.
And no wonder, it is so popular mainly because of all the health benefits:
- urinary tract infections
- kidney stones
- gastrointestinal disorders
- a cough
- high blood pressure
- and much much more
For those reasons, make sure you use it as much as you can in all of the dishes possible.
For another important ingredient in this Recipe, you do not have to look further, then to your own garden.
I guess we all have planted Mint for that special day when we need it for Mojito (you can check a perfect Low Carb Vodka Mojito Recipe from a friend of mine Tasha), but have realized, it just grows and grows.
But we can not forget how many benefits of eating a mint has:
- It helps with digestions
- Treats a headache, nausea, and dizziness
- Helps with a blocked nose
- Prevents Dandruff and Lice
- Helps with Colic in babies
- Helps with muscle pains
- Improves blood circulation
- Helps to treat Asthma
- Aids in Weight loss
- Strengthens our liver
- Prevents memory loss
- helps in treating depressions
For our Low Carb Keto Region and this lovely Low Carb Tabbouleh Salad we have made few changes and have replaced Bulgur with a special ingredient, which looks like Bulgur and you would not realize it is missing in there. And it will certainly add to the health instead of Bulgur.
Before you read further, try to guess what it is? Have you guessed right? Read more.
Another wonder ingredient, which is great for:
- reducing heart diseases
- it benefits in various skin disorders
- are a great source of Protein
- reduces the symptoms of PMS and Menopause
- improves digestion
- helps with arthritis and joint pain
- beneficial for weight loss
- strengthens our skin, hair, and nails
How to make Low Carb Tabbouleh Salad?
First step: Prepare Ingredients
Prepare and clean all of the ingredients for the salad.
You will need:
- Mint Leaves
- Hemp Seeds
- Olive Oil
Second Step: Cut Parsley
With chopping knife, cut parsl
Third Step: Cut Tomatoes
cut all of the tomatoes into small squares.
Fourth Step: Prepare Mint Leaves
Fist separate mint leaves from the stems. Make sure they are
Fifth Step: Add Hemp Seeds
Place all of the ingredients into a medium size bowl and add Hemp seeds. Pick a bowl, which will be easy to mix everything in.
Sixth Step: Add lemon
Take lemon and squeeze all the juice from it onto the bowl with all ingredients in. If you do like it sour, just add later.
Seventh Step: Add Olive Oil
Use the best extra virgin Olive oil you have. The taste is really different. Better the olive oil is, more spicy feeling it has. And adding the good quality olive oil to your salad goes way further.
Eight Step: Mix and serve
With a big spoon mix all of the ingredients together to have the best ever Low Carb Tabbouleh salad. Add dash of salt and pepper and taste.
If you still find it not sour enough, just add more lemon.
Have I convinced you already?
If not, have a look at another great recipe of ours Keto Avocado Egg Salad.
Do you wonder how I came up with this Low Carb Tabbouleh Salad?
From the time we have moved from Dubai, I have always craved for Tabbouleh salad. I never made it at home, because the original one contains bulgur and that was not part of our food.
How do you decide what to cook for the day?
I sometimes start thinking only on the day and think about what I have at home rather than planning. But then there are days when I go to the shop and suddenly I see something. Most of the time it is some kind of vegetable I don’t even know what to do with it. But sometimes its just that beauty of the veggies which makes me buy it just like this.
Subsequently, as I was walking around the shop, I have seen this huge bunch of parsley. They were beautifully placed in the basket and that basket was so big, that all I have seen from half of the shop was those big parsley bunches. They had probably 50kg of them. So you can imagine how it all looked. And of course, I had to have some. But then I did not know for what I can use so many.
While I remembered my life in Dubai and how we used to order Tabbouleh in every Arabic or Lebanese restaurant we went to. In that second, I just thought of replacing bulgur with some seeds. Why not? it would look similar, while it will taste almost the same and at the end, I will have my lovely Tabbouleh back on the table. But this time it is the best ever Low Carb Tabbouleh Salad.
Not really surprisingly, I went with 2 bunches of parsley and straight into the kitchen to make some for me and all of you.
And if you are still not convinced with what you can serve this, have a look at our Fat Head Bacon Pizza.
What kind of Hemp seeds to use?
Also use raw hemp seeds – the way you bought them.
Do not use whole hemp seeds with shells. Although I do like them with morning granola, they are too hard adding into the salad. And at the end i want it to make this Low Carb Tabbouleh Salad as identical to the original as possible.
Can you store Keto Tabbouleh Salad?
Once you make it, you can store it in the fridge for 4-5 days. The lemon will kind of preserve the salad a bit and you will enjoy it even the next day. Once I make it, we use it as a side dish to all of the food I am making. My daughter loves it, so there is never a slight doubt.
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- 150g (1 Big Bunch) Parsley
- 50g Mint
- 2 medium size Tomatoes
- 0,5 Cup Hemp Seeds
- 1 Lemon
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Chop Parsley and Mint into tiny pieces. As small as you manage
- Diced Tomatoes
- Mix all together
- Add Hemp seeds, juice of 1 lemon and Olive Oil
- Bit of salt and pepper
- Bon Appetit
Amount Per Serving Calories 136 Total Fat 11g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Carbohydrates 5g Fiber 2g Protein 6g
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