Roasted Vegetable and Tabbouleh Salad

Roasted Vegetable and Tabbouleh Salad | Siimply Fresh Dinners

I’m thrilled to be guesting with Michelle at Vitamin Sunshine today.  I featured Michelle on Tuesday Tidbits a few weeks ago and you know how I love her recipes and photography.   Michelle is living a very exotic and exciting life at the moment with her hubby in Kuala Lumpur and I’m envious of her trekking adventures through the jungles.  Such a beautiful locale!  Her recipes are healthy, creative and scrumptious.

So please pop over and get the recipe for this Roasted Vegetable and Tabbouleh Salad.  It’s quick, easy, healthy, and gives you a good reason to use up all the veggies in your fridge before you go shopping for the weekend.  See you there! Roasted Vegetable and Tabbouleh Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners

I love it when I find ideas for healthy meals that take little time and will use the ingredients you have on hand. There is no need to fill your pantry with exotic ingredients when you can create special dishes with just a little extra thought, right? This tabbouleh (tabouli) dish is a perfect example of that because you can use whatever happens to be in your veggie crisper at the time. Don’t you love it when you can use up all those bits and pieces of peppers, zucchinis and carrots?

Roasted Vegetable and Tabbouleh Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners

I found an organic tabbouleh mix on sale and tried it for the first time and I was not disappointed because it proved to be a big time saver. It contains couscous, dehydrated onions, parsley, and garlic, canola oil and spearmint. No junk! This dish was as simple as combining the olive oil and hot water and placing in the fridge for one hour while you prep and roast your choice of veggies.

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I roasted tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onions, lemons and zucchini and later added raw cucumber, carrots and cherry tomatoes. Roasting the lemon with the other veggies adds that extra zing and if you roast a half lemon you can add the juice to the couscous – fabulous!

Roasted Vegetable and Tabbouleh Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners

Roasted veggies add a layer of rich, complex flavors to this popular Middle Eastern dish and some naan bread or whole wheat pita is a nice accompaniment. You can use either bulgur or couscous – your preference. Bulgur is used in the original recipe. My readers know that I always insist on fresh herbs and this is no exception. Although I used dehydrated parsley, I included fresh parsley as well and lots of basil. Mint would be a great addition, too. I’m sure you’ll agree you can never have too many fresh herbs!

Roasted Vegetable and Tabbouleh Salad | Simply Fresh Dinners

It’s been such a cold winter and I’ve found myself creating Spring recipes in my head and a bowl full of veggie goodness like this has me craving more. This dish is great year round and grilling the veggies in the summer would be so easy. I hope you’ll try this, it’s become my new go-to recipe on the run.


Roast Vegetable and Tabbouleh Salad
Author: Robyn
Serves: 6
  • 1 cup bulgar wheat or couscous
  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 2 lemons, (1 sliced, 1 halved)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper, cut in thin strips
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Japanese cucumbers
  • 1 pound of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks or sliced very thinly (can be roasted or raw)
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  1. Prepare bulgur or couscous according to package directions
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  3. Combine zucchini, lemons, tomatoes, red onion, garlic, red pepper, olive oil and salt and pepper in large bowl. Toss to ensure the vegetables are evenly coated.
  4. Place on baking tray and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Add the Japanese cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, carrots, basil and parsley to the bulgur and toss. Squeeze the juice of the roasted half lemon over the mixture in bowl. Add roasted veggies and feta cheese, mixing gently from the bottom to the top.

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  • Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    February 12, 2015 at 8:22 am

    I love Tabbouleh Salad but I have never made it with roasted veggies, That sounds fantastic and a delicious lunch in a pita or flatbread… I am heading on over to read your post and recipe…Loving those bright and vibrant photos! Have a super weekend!
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    February 12, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Headed over now…. Have a lovely day, my friend <3
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      February 12, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Hi Stephanie,
      Thanks for popping in, busy lady! Love those roses! Have a great day :

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    Anita Rivera
    February 13, 2015 at 5:20 am

    Good morning Robyn! I am late for dinner here, but it’s yet again another refreshing and healthy meal I so love. I remember eating a great tabbouleh salad in Nice, France. It was a wonderful beachside café right on the aqua shore on a hot French Riviera day, eating with an Italian friend who knew no English, but we got along with our French. Ah the memories you just gave me!

    Enjoy your weekend sweet friend! Anita

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      February 13, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      Anita, you are such a poet! You just painted the loveliest picture in my head! Thanks for visits, sweet friend, and your kind words. Always a pleasure to see you!
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    February 14, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    This sounds wonderful and so healthy. Love all those fresh veggies. This would be great on a cold Winter’s day when the wind is blowing, Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted. Have a healthy happy Valentines Day.
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    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    February 14, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    What a wonderful idea to add roasted veggies to tabbouleh, which is one of my favorite salads ever!! Heading over to Vitamin Sunshine now! 🙂
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    Gourmet Getaways
    February 14, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    Anything looking great yet healthy is always welcome! Great to see you featuring this appetising tabbouleh in Michelle’s blog! Thanks for sharing !!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx
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    February 15, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Awesome healthy salad, especially with roasted veggies. I am off to visit Michelle’s blog. The photos look so vibrant and vivid. I hope you are feeling better Robyn. Miss you! Lots of love from W.W. xo
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    February 16, 2015 at 12:56 am

    I love the color of the salad and the roasted vegetables sound so delicious! Hopping over to check out the new recipe 🙂
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    Miz Helen
    February 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    I just love Tabbouleh and with Roasted Vegetables it looks amazing. Hope you had a great Valentine weekend and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
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    February 18, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    On my way over – sorry I am so behind (again…). I have been craving this type of food so am happy you have shared this!
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    Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking
    February 19, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    This salad looks so delicious!!

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    February 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    This looks incredible! I’m licking my lips right now. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for taking the time to party with us. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. It wouldn’t be a party without you! Lou Lou Girls

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