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My Jeweled Tabbouleh Salad is a healthy Mediterranean cracked wheat recipe studded with colorful, gem-like dried fruits and nuts. This festive no mayo whole grain salad is perfect for both holiday tables and working lunches alike.

Total time

0 minutes


Sides, Lunch


  • 2 cups soaked cracked wheat (measure AFTER soaking)
  • 2 cups cooked wheat berries (measure AFTER cooking)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 large bunches WELL WASHED fresh parsley, stems removed, finely minced (I pulsed it in a food process
  • 1 small bunch of fresh mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • ½ english cucumber (finely diced)
  • ½ medium red onion (finely diced)
  • 'jewels'
  • ½ cup raw pistachios (rough chopped)
  • ½ cup dried Apricots (finely diced)
  • ¼ cup blanched almonds (rough chopped)
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds (arils)


  1. You will need 2 cups soaked cracked wheat and 2 cups cooked wheat berries. Follow the directions on the packages. Once soaked and cooked, measure out 2 cups each and put in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the dressing by whisking the olive oil and lemon juice together. Pour it over the wheat and toss to combine well. Season with 1/2 tsp salt and lots of fresh cracked black pepper. Toss again.
  3. Add the minced parsley, mint, cucumber, and red onion, toss well. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  4. Toss the salad again, and taste to adjust any of the seasonings. When you are ready to serve, top with the 'jewels'. Garnish with a few mint or parsley leaves.
  5. View the recipe instructions at The View From the Great Island

Contains allergens
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