Tabouleh Stuffed Peppers

Tabouleh Stuffed Peppers are filled with fresh veggies, healthy fats, fiber and spices that all add up to a dish with healthy benefits! But people likely won’t notice that. They’ll just notice the refreshing flavors and how cute it looks! 

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: stove
  • Cuisine: American, Middle Eastern


  • 1 cup bulgur
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, (also known as Italian parsley)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 pound fresh sweet mini peppers


  1. Bulgur: Place bulgur in a large bowl, cover with water. Set aside for an hour, until most of the water is absorbed. Drain.
  2. Vinaigrette:  in small bowl, stir together olive, lemon juice, garlic, salt, coriander, cumin and hot pepper sauce. Pour over drained bulgur. Add parsley and mint. Stir all together.
  3. Peppers: Cut in half lengthwise, remove seeds and stem. Place in a microwaveable bowl, add 2 tablespoons water. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 3-4 minutes. The peppers should be softened but not cooked. Remove cover and allow to cool. Fill pepper halves with tabouleh.
  4. The stuffed peppers may be refrigerated, covered, overnight before serving.


Many grocery delis sell tabouleh. Save time and buy premade.


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