Tabbouleh with Pickled Green Tomatoes

Tabouli with Pickled Green Tomatoes

I have a new obsession and it’s not pumpkin spice lattes. Why the sudden rush to jump into fall? Cooler weather would be nice but I think it’s a bit too soon for halloween candy. Speaking of halloween candy, these pickled tomatoes are such a bright, spooky green color and so addictingly delicious.  They’re tangy and subtly sweetened with honey – I’ve determined they’re good on everything, perhaps even dipped in chocolate (ok, kidding… kinda). In this tabbouleh salad the tomatoes provide a bite of unexpected brightness – kinda like that first cool day after 4 long months of summer, so fresh and exciting.

Tabouli with Pickled Green Tomatoes

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For the Pickled Tomatoes 

1/2 cup white vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon mustard seed

1 tablespoon salt

4 green tomatoes

some fresh dill to taste

1 cup of water


For the Tabbouleh Salad 

1 cup bulgar

2 bunches fresh parsley

1 small red onion

1 handful mint leaves

1 cucumber

2 lemons, juiced

1/3 cup of olive oil



Pickle the green tomatoes! Combine all the ingredients for the pickled tomatoes (except the tomatoes and dill) in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over moderate heat. Let cool slightly then pour liquid over chopped tomatoes and dill in a heatproof jar. Refrigerate for a day or overnight. For the salad, cook the bulgar as directed. Finely chop the parsley and mint (using a food processor for this saves time), chop the cucumber and dice the the onion.Combine all the ingredients with the lemon juice and olive oil into a large bowl and add the pickled green tomatoes.



This salad was inspired by a recipe in this book.



9 Responses to “Tabbouleh with Pickled Green Tomatoes”

  1. Katie @ Whole Nourishment

    I love tabbouleh salad and these pickled tomatoes take it to a whole other level. Lovely dish, Grace. Pickled vegetables are one of my favorites but I’ve never made pickled green tomatoes before. Must do this next time I come across green tomatoes!


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