Tabbouleh Soup

January 19, 2011 by Ali

For any of you out there who love tabbouleh, allow me to introduce you to tabbouleh soup!!!

As you might have guessed, this meal was inspired (actually, came from the leftovers!) of this yummy tabbouleh recipe I posted last week. After enjoying the salad for lunch, I had a craving for something warm at the end of a freezing winter’s day. So decided to improvise with my leftover salad. Since it was already packed with herbs, some perfect soup vegetables (tomatoes and green onions), and that great bulgur for substance, all I ended up adding to it was some broth! I had some great chicken broth on hand, but if you’d like to keep the salad vegetarian, any vegetable broth would work just fine.

And sure enough — it was absolutely delicious! I let mine simmer on the stove for quite a while, so the broth ended up being amazing. Definitely kicked this flavorful salad up another notch, and turned it into a warm, soothing comfort food. Give it a try!

Tabbouleh Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 3-5 cups of soup


  • 3-4 cups tabbouleh
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • *Feel free to use whatever broth to tabbouleh ratio you'd like


In a small sauce pan, stir together tabbouleh and chicken broth. Heat over medium-high heat, until soup just begins to bubble. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer for at least 10-15 minutes. Serve warm.

I would recommend enjoying the soup the day it is made.

Ali’s Tip:

If you’re at all concerned about the soup being too lemony, feel free to wait and add the lemon (from the tabbouleh recipe) to taste at the end.

filed in Appetizers, Entrees, Sides

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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9 thoughts on “Tabbouleh Soup

  1. I’m in love with this idea…thank you!

    - Angela (Oh She Glows)

  2. Very interesting idea, I didn’t think of that before and I eat Tabbouleh fairly often!

    - Shoshana

  3. Light, fresh AND warm? Perfect for this time of year!

    - Kristin

  4. This looks incredible! I love the vibrant colours. I’m always looking for new ideas for soup ’cause they’re easy to make and you can pack in the veggies, will give this a try!

    - MandyM

  5. YUM! What a great idea marrying the two :)

    - wgfoodie

  6. What a great idea. Looks delicious.

    - Michelle

  7. fabulous idea! we love tabbouleh. i’m definitely trying this next time!

    - natalie (the sweets life)

  8. Tabbouleh is probably one of my all time favorite foods..I am blown away by you making it into a soup! I will have to try this….Thank you!

    - Suzy Rhine