Good tabbouleh recipes include the Food Network's Tabbouleh recipe as shown on the program "Barefoot Contessa," the Lebanese Tabbouleh recipe that Epicurious provides, Tabbouleh III from All Recipes, and Tabouleh by No Recipes. These recipes typically take between 30 and 40 minutes to complete, although the All Recipes version includes four hours of refrigeration.
To make Food Network Tabbouleh, combine 1 cup of bulghur wheat in a large bowl and pour in boiling water, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Stir these contents and let the resulting mixture stand for about one hour before adding scallions, mint, cucumber, parsley, tomatoes, and salt and pepper. The Food Network recommends that the resulting dish be left to sit for a few hours for the best taste.
Epicurious tabbouleh does not differ significantly from the Food Network recipe, although it does specify that the bulghur wheat mixture be tightly wrapped in plastic and left to stand for 15 minutes before mixing in the rest of the ingredients. The All Recipes recipe specifies that green onions and garlic be added to the final mixture, as well. The No Recipes version of tabbouleh specifies that the bulghur wheat should be soaked in the dressing rather than cold or boiling water so that it absorbs the concentrated flavors of the garnishes and herbs used.