Lebanese Beef and Tabbouleh Salad


Bulgur, vegetables, and fresh herbs combine to make the tasty tabbouleh recipe that acts as the base for this Lebanese recipe. Top with spice-rubbed Lebanese beef and dig in for a well-balanced Middle Eastern meal.

Lebanese Beef and Tabbouleh Salad
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
1 hrs
Grill Time:
17 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 52 mins


  • 2 cup boiling water

  • 1 cup bulgur

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup seeded and chopped tomatoes (2 medium)

  • 1 cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

  • ½ cup chopped green onions (4)

  • 1 1.5 pound beef flank steak

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • teaspoon ground allspice


  1. In a large bowl combine the boiling water and bulgur. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Meanwhile, for dressing, in a small bowl whisk together lemon juice, oil, and salt; set aside.

  2. For tabbouleh, drain bulgur; return to bowl. Stir in tomatoes, parsley, and green onions. Whisk dressing. Pour dressing over bulgur mixture; toss gently to coat.

  3. Trim fat from meat. In a small bowl combine cumin, paprika, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over meat; rub in with your fingers.

  4. For a charcoal or gas grill, place meat on the rack of a covered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 17 to 21 minutes for medium (160°F), turning once halfway through grilling.

  5. Transfer meat to a cutting board. Cover with foil; let stand for 10 minutes. Thinly slice meat across the grain. To serve, spoon tabbouleh onto a serving platter. Top with meat slices.


lower carb

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
12g Fat
22g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 178mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 24.8mg 124%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Potassium 686mg 15%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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