Tabouli, also spelled tabbouleh or taboule, is a popular Lebanese salad containing burgul, tomato, spring onion, mint and parsley. Typically, olive oil, lemon juice, all spices, cinnamon and salt are added as a seasoning.
Tabouli is extremely popular in several countries of the Middle East, but is also gaining popularity in Western cuisine as a healthy, vegetarian food that is low in fat yet provides fiber, minerals and complex carbohydrates.
Most of the ingredients in tabouli are virtually fat free. The burgul wheat used as the basis of the dish contains no cholesterol and has less than 0.1 percent fat.
The herbs, tomato and onion added to the bulgur in tabouli are likewise almost fat free. The olive oil used as a dressing does add a relatively small amount of fat to the dish, but the fat in olive oil is unsaturated. Saturated fat is believed to be the most harmful to your overall health.