Recipe: Charred Broccoli Tabbouleh Salad

A new twist on a Mediterranean classic
charred broccoli tabbouleh salad

Try this delightful twist on traditional tabbouleh. Blend nutritious, high fiber bulgur with charred broccoli, chickpeas and tahini. You’ll get bone-building vitamin K, and vegetarian-friendly protein. And you’ll also get great taste.

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¼ cup bulgur wheat
1 broccoli crown
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
¼ plus ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ English cucumber, cut into small pieces
1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
2 scallions (white and light green parts), thinly sliced
15.5-ounce can (no salt added) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon tahini, well stirred


  1. Put the bulgur into a small bowl and cover with hot water by 2 inches. Let stand until the bulgur is tender, about 30 minutes. Drain into a strainer and shake out excess water.
  2. Heat the oven to 425°F.
  3. Cut the broccoli into small florets and place on a rimmed sheet pan. Drizzle with the oil and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of the salt and pepper. Toss and spread into a single layer. Roast until tender and charred at the edges, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, tomatoes, scallions, chickpeas, bulgur, and broccoli.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, tahini, and remaining ⅛ teaspoon salt. Pour over the salad and toss well to combine.

Nutritional information

Calories 251

Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Protein 11g
Carbohydrate 33g
Dietary fiber 7g
Sugar 4.6g
Added sugar 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 452mg

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Recipe developed by cookbook author Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

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