* If you click a link on this page and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Learn more.

What To Serve With Tabbouleh – 33 BEST Side Dishes

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.

Featured recipe
Greek Tzatziki sauce
Make it simple
Chickpea hummus
Try a different dip
Baba ganoush

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.

Featured recipe
Honey lemon chicken
Make it smokey
BBQ Chicken
Make it crispy
Fried chicken

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.

Featured recipe
Homemade pita bread
Make it healthier
Whole wheat pita bread
Try something heartier
Greek meatball gyros


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.

Featured recipe
Try a flavor twist
Sweet potato falafel
Swap the bean
Black bean balls

Grilled shrimp


​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.

Featured recipe
Grilled garlic butter shrimp
Make it spicy
Bang bang shrimp
Swap the fish
Pan-seared fish filet

Vegetable kabobs

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.

Featured recipe
Vegetable kabobs
Make it simple
Grilled zucchini
Add some protein
Honey chicken kabobs

Sauteed eggplant 

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.

Featured recipe
Sauteed eggplant
Add some crunch
Breaded eggplant
Add protein
Sweet and sticky tofu

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.

Featured recipe
Moroccan carrot salad
Make it leafy
Spinach salad
Make it unique
Beetroot and feta cheese salad

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.

Featured recipe
Oven-fried feta rolls
Make it different
Halloumi fries
Fire up the stove
Saganaki (Greek fried cheese)

Beef shawarma

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.

Featured recipe
Beef shawarma
Make it with chicken
Chicken shawarma
Make it simple
Peri peri chicken

Mushroom crostini

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.

Featured recipe
Mushroom crostini
Make it simple
Garlic bread
Make it a fancy
Steak and boursin cheese crostini

The best side dishes to serve with tabbouleh

  • 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
  • Mushroom crostini

What To Serve With Tabbouleh

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your tabbouleh.
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword: tabbouleh side dishes, what to serve with tabbouleh
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 102kcal


  • 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!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 102kcal

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating