If you’re wondering what to serve with your tabbouleh, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 33 of the most popular side dishes for tabbouleh.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with tabbouleh are vegetable kabobs, beef shawarma, falafel, and honey lemon chicken. You can also serve a side of Greek Tzatziki sauce, homemade pita bread, and grilled shrimp. For more side options, there’s a Moroccan carrot salad or baked feta rolls.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Greek Tzatziki sauce
One way of enjoying tabbouleh is to serve it on a mezze platter along with different dips like Greek Tzatziki.
The creamy freshness of Tzatziki sauce compliments all the delicious herbs in the salad and adds a cooling bite.
And that’s not even the best part! You don’t have to feel bad for over-indulging in this sauce because it’s low in fat and calories – hooray!
Why we love this recipe: you can have it in on the table in less than 10 minutes.
Honey lemon chicken
Once you try this chicken you’ll never want to go back to plain chicken again.
It’s coated with a zesty sauce that has a hint of sweetness from the honey, making it simply irresistible.
And if you’re a fan of heat, try adding a teaspoon of sriracha to the sauce.
Why we love this recipe: it’s an impressive weeknight dish.
Homemade pita bread
For a heartwarming meal, serve your tabbouleh with some homemade pita bread.
These fluffy pita pockets are perfect for scoping up some tabbouleh, or for dipping into your accompanying dips.
Psst… your kitchen will smell so good after making this pita bread!
Why we love this recipe: it’s perfect for beginner bakers.
This list wouldn’t be complete without some falafel (and I also have a list of things to serve with falafel).
They’re a must-have with any Middle Eastern themed meal, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with them.
Shape them into a patty and make burgers to pair with your salad or just prop a couple on top of the tabbouleh. Either way it’ll be delicious!
Why we love this recipe: it’s great for meal prep.
The secret to a great shrimp side dish?
Keep it simple and add loads of garlic and butter.
Then grill grill grill! By grilling the shrimp you get a subtle smokey flavor that you can’t get with the stovetop.
Why we love this recipe: it transforms simple ingredients into a restaurant–worthy dish.
A colorful kabob made with fresh veggies is a summer staple.
You can use any vegetables you like, but my favorite combo has to be red pepper, red onion, and zucchini.
Brush the veggies with a fajita butter to finish them off. YUM.
Why we love this recipe: you can get everyone involved with making their own skewers.
Sauteed eggplant is a tasty side that you can make for any occasion, and it’s especially great when you’re skipping the meat.
Tender chunks of eggplant are tossed in a sweet and savory Asian-inspired sauce made from only 4 ingredients.
Pro tip: there’s no need to salt your eggplants before cooking them.
Why we love this recipe: it’s an easy everyday veggie dish.
Moroccan carrot salad
If you’re looking for a vibrant partner for your tabbouleh, try this Moroccan carrot salad.
Like tabbouleh, there’s no lettuce in sight. Just lots of carrots and warming spices like cumin and cinnamon.
The clash of bright green and orange will look brilliant on the plate.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a salad you can make all year round, not just in summer.
Oven-fried feta rolls
Want a cheesy bite with your tabbouleh? These feta rolls are the way to go.
The garlicky, herby feta filling makes these crunchy treats delicious on their own, but this recipe goes the extra mile and drizzles them with a spicy chili butter honey sauce.
Sounds divine, right?
Why we love this recipe: they’re a grown-up versions of mozzarella sticks.
Give your lunch a Lebanese twist with this beef shawarma.
Tender beef strips are cooked with Middle Eastern spices like cumin and oregano and then wrapped with veggies in a pita bread – it’s the perfect on-the-go meal.
And I love how the tahini dressing complements the juicy the meat.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a hearty wrap that has everything you need.
A mushroom crostini is an impressive side that can wow your guests.
The toasted baguette base gives you that much-needed crunch.
And don’t get me started on the topping – a creamy goats cheese spread with caramelized mushrooms that deliver an umami bomb.
Why we love this recipe: it may sound fancy but it’s very simple to make.
The best side dishes to serve with tabbouleh
- Greek Tzatziki sauce
- Honey lemon chicken
- Homemade pita bread
- Grilled shrimp
- Vegetable kabobs
- Sauteed eggplant
- Moroccan carrot salad
- Oven-fried feta rolls
- Beef shawarma
- Mushroom crostini
What To Serve With Tabbouleh
- 1 portion tabbouleh
- Prepare your tabbouleh according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: greek tzatziki sauce, honey lemon chicken, homemade pita bread, falafel, grilled shrimp, vegetable kabobs, sauteed eggplant, moroccan carrot salad, oven-fried feta rolls, beef shawarma, and mushroom crostini.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!