Chef Kate Attlee’s Tabbouleh Recipe!

Abbotts x Sabzi is bringing you the latest in our collaboration series with chef Kate Attlee – her take on a traditional tabbouleh salad! The word ‘tabbouleh’ has strong links to the Arabic word for seasoning, so it’s no surprise that this dish is bursting with as much flavour as it is colour, perfect for wowing company!

For this recipe you will need the following – all available at Abbotts Catering Supplies and Abbotts
Event Hire, by the way!

  • 1 Heavy Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • Knife Set
  • Beautiful Crockery!


  • 1/2 Cup Bulgur Wheat
  • Handful of Flat Leaf Parsley (finely chopped)
  • Handful of Fresh Mint (finely chopped)
  • 100g Spring Onion (sliced)
  • 1 Courgette (diced)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Lemon Juice
  • Seasoning Collection – Salt, Cardamom, Cumin, Coriander etc.


  1. Rinse your bulgur wheat and add to mixing bowl, cover with boiling water and allow to sit for 30 mins.
  2. Drain the wheat and allow to cool fully.
  3. Using the bulgur as a base, add your mint, parsley, spring onion and courgette into the same bowl.
  4. Drizzle generously in extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice – the dish will drink up more than you might think!
  5. Add your selected seasoning and a healthy amount of salt. Again, this will allow the dish to soak up more olive oil and lemon juice.
  6. Mix thoroughly. The wheat should serve as the binding agent for the parsley, so don’t worry if you feel it’s being overwhelmed.
  7. Allow the salad to chill and sit in a fridge for a few hours so the grain can absorb the flavours of the spices and most of the liquid.

Tabbouleh is a joyous celebration of the herbs used to create its distinct flavour, unapologetically bold but deceptively simple. It’s a dish that works wonderfully as a healthy buffet alternative, or an innocent diet treat – so definitely something that will work well in your regular meal rotation!

Once you’re comfortable making the dish it’s always fun to mix up the ingredients – try tomato, cucumber, or even pomegranates to completely reinvent the presentation and flavours! These different looks just cry out for unique crockery each time, so be sure to break out your finest new Abbotts items to give your tabbouleh the love it deserves.

Enjoy the dish, and be sure to check out our other recipes, including a roasted butternut squash and Sabzi dahl.