Fast Fruity Tabbouli Salad with Bacon

by Dorothy Reinhold on November 14, 2015

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Do you ever buy little tubs of deli-type foods and taste them, and think they could use just a bit of a little somethin’-somethin’?

This tabbouli is fine as-is, with perfectly classic ingredients, but I wanted to make it a main dish for lunch, so I started amping it up with a few things I had. Use what you have, I always say. Try something out, and see what happens!

In this case, a combo of two perfectly seasonal fruits — grapes and persimmon — added sweetness and crunchy texture to the salad, and a pinch of crumbled bacon added smokiness and a bit of chew.

Suddenly, it turned from weekday to WOW!

This hack for a tub of Trader Joe's Tabbouli morphs into Fast Fruity Tabbouli Salad & Bacon, sporting herbs, crunch, salt and sweetness, on makes a dandy lunch, or would be wonderful as a side salad for dinner, or even, dare I say, with turkey?

Fast Fruity Tabbouli Salad with Bacon

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Herbs, grains, fruit, bacon -- this salad has it all, whether you use it as a side or a main dish.



  1. Spoon tabbouli into a large mixing bowl. Quarter the grapes, and cut the persimmon in a small dice (you can leave the skin on), and add to the bowl, along with the bacon and oil.
  2. Stir gently to combine well and mound into a serving bowl. If making ahead, chill. Can be served straight from the refrigerator or nearer to room temperature (although it has bacon, so don't leave it out for hours on end).
  3. Serves 5-6 as a side salad dish, or fewer as a main dish.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

Ingredients for Fast Fruity Tabbouli Salad with Bacon on ShockinglyDelicious.comYes, I know I took a vegan tabbouli salad and I put bacon in it. You must forgive me.

Fast Fruity Tabbouli Salad with Bacon dish on

What are Christmas Crunch grapes?

Christmas Crunch GrapesChristmas Crunch is a new variety of seedless red grape that is slightly larger and much sweeter than the standard red seedless. It has a pronounced crunchy texture and is named for its very late-season availability that takes it through the holidays. Unbidden quote from my husband: “Wow, what are these grapes? These are the best grapes I’ve ever had!” Ask for them in your produce department.

Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce sent the grapes and persimmon for recipe development. Hormel sent the bacon and compensation for my time on this post.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert May 25, 2018 at 8:19 pm

Looks delicious and so easy to make! !


Allyson Zea May 25, 2018 at 10:18 am

With bacon, I might be able to get my kids to even eat this!


Toni | Boulder Locavore May 25, 2018 at 6:02 am

This salad looks really flavorful! A must-make for summer!


Demeter May 24, 2018 at 9:00 pm

This is such a great summer dish!


Sabrina May 24, 2018 at 8:59 pm

The addition of bacon is always a good idea!


Dorothy Reinhold May 24, 2018 at 9:10 pm

I totally agree!


I Heart Naptime May 24, 2018 at 3:59 pm

Looks so fresh & delicious! Perfect for Summer


Dorothy Reinhold May 24, 2018 at 6:02 am



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