Entangled Garden Party: Tabbouleh Salad with Tina Gabrielle

Hello! I’m Tina Gabrielle I write adventurous Regency romances. I’m excited to share that the next book in my Daring Ladies series, “How Not to Marry a Duke” will release on April 25, 2023. The book will be released in mass market paperback as well as ebook. 

To celebrate, I’m sharing a spring/summer recipe. I grew up in the restaurant business and my Armenian parents owned a restaurant for thirty years. My latest romances feature diverse heroines, and I share family recipes of baklava and shish kebab in the back of each book. Today, I’m sharing a different recipe. 

During the spring and especially the summer months, I enjoy eating salad as a meal or as a side dish. Tabbouleh salad is perfect when my garden is overflowing with tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley and mint. Tabouleh uses a lemon and olive oil dressing and is healthy, flavorful, and bursting with color. You can even change the recipe to include more or less of what you like. Tabbouleh uses fine bulgur (cracked wheat) or bulgur number 1. Bulgur is a staple for Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking and a healthy alternative to white rice. You can find bulgur in the international aisle of any supermarket. Here’s a picture of my dish and the recipe is below:

A white bowl of fresh Tabbouleh salad on a table


½ cup fine bulgur (cracked wheat)

4 cups flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

½ medium sized onion, finely chopped

2 cups tomatoes, chopped

2 tablespoons dried, crushed mint or ½ cup freshly chopped mint 

1 English cucumber, finely chopped 

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

½ cup lemon juice

Salt and pepper to taste


A bag of Duru bran fine bulgur, a bottle of extra virgin olive oil, an onion, a bowl of fresh parsley, a cucumber, a tomato, a lemon, and a bowl of dried, crushed mint, salt, and pepper on a kitchen counter.  


I find it very useful to use a food processor to chop the parsley and onions. It saves time! Also, some tabbouleh recipes require you to rinse and soak the bulgur for a half hour, then to drain and squeeze out the excess moisture. My family recipe skips this step. Instead, we refrigerate the tabbouleh salad overnight and allow the dressing to soften the bulgur. I’m following my family recipe here.

In a large bowl combine the bulgur, chopped parsley, onions, tomatoes, cucumber, and mint. Give it a light toss. Then add the lemon juice and olive oil. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy this healthy salad!

From the moment her pet pig attacks him, Adeline Foster knows she does not care at all for the Duke of Warwick. Certainly the man is handsome, but such an arrogant arse. But when her scoundrel half brother demands she marry a stranger over a failed investment, the duke does something shocking…he announces he’s courting her.

One moment, Daniel Millstone is enjoying tinkering with his inventions in his quiet country home with relative anonymity. The next, he’s courting the willful Miss Adeline. It might have begun as a way to vex her half brother—his childhood nemesis—but her striking beauty and kissable lips prove an irresistible temptation.

Now Adeline and her faux beau must convince the ton and their families that they’re an item. It doesn’t matter if they can barely tolerate each other. It doesn’t matter that scandal is only a touch away. Because if this charade doesn’t work, Adeline will find herself in dangerous hands…



Tina Gabrielle, an Amazon best-selling author, is an attorney and former mechanical engineer whose love of reading for pleasure helped her get through years of academia. She’s the author of adventurous Regency romances In The Barrister’s Bed, In The Barrister’s Chambers, Lady Of Scandal, and A Perfect Scandal from Kensington Books. “”A Spy Unmasked”” is the first book in her new Regency romance series, “”In The Crown’s Secret Service,”” from Entangled Publishing. “”At The Spy’s Pleasure”” will be available in May 2015. Tina’s books have been Barnes & Noble top picks, and her first book, Lady Of Scandal, was nominated as best first historical by RomanticTimes Book Reviews.

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