Carrot Tabbouleh Salad



Printed in Taste for Life via the cookbook 'Smashing Plates' by Maria Elia. I had fun customizing this recipe! Red onion or scallions can replace the shallots if you prefer. Did you notice a certain ingredient missing from the list? No bulgur.


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15 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 1/3-1/2 c
    extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large
    lemon, juice of (i used a meyer lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon (reduced from 1 tsp.)
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground allspice (reduced from 1 tsp.)
  • ·
    salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • SALAD:

  • 4-5 medium
    carrots, cut into chunks (i used rainbow carrots: orange, yellow, and red)
  • 2 small
    golden beets, washed, ends trimmed and peeled ( i added this ingredient although it is optional)
  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh parsley, stems intact and loosely packed (italian parsley preferably or curly will work but *not* dried parsley!)
  • 1 c
    fresh mint, stems removed and loosely packed (*not* dried mint!)
  • 1-2 clove
    garlic, peeled
  • 1 medium
    shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    lemon zest

  • 12
    grape tomatoes, approximately
  • 1/2 small
    cucumber, diced small or sliced (persian cucumber this time around)
  • ·
    lemon slices

How to Make Carrot Tabbouleh Salad


  1. With a food processor on the PULSE setting or by hand finely mince the carrots, beets, fresh parsley, fresh mint, garlic and shallots. Stir in the lemon zest.
  2. Place the vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a large salad bowl or platter. (I lined the edges of the bowl with baby spinach leaves, as an option.) Garnish with grape tomatoes, cucumber slices and lemon slices. Serve at room temperature for best flavor.

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About Carrot Tabbouleh Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Middle Eastern
Dietary Needs: Vegan

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