Keto Tabouleh (paleo + vegan)

Keto Tabouleh recipe… made with hemp hearts! #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodietThe classic Middle Eastern salad made keto with simple, fresh low-carb ingredients. Also referred to as tabbouleh or taboūleh.

We were invited to a VERY last-minute potluck dinner at the end of September. Like, “Hey we’re having a potluck, wanna come over in 15 minutes?”. Yeah, like that kind of short notice.

We’ve been eager to connect with new people since we transitioned to life on the road (we’re traveling full-time in our RV and vowed to say yes to as many invites as possible), so we were going to the shindig, I just had no idea what to prepare! Of course these sorts of invites only happen when you should have gone grocery shopping 3 days ago but didn’t because you were either a) too lazy, b) spending time at the beach c) got lost in a Netflix binge.

You don’t want to be THAT girl that doesn’t show up with something at a potluck, so I was going to bring something. I had the basics in the pantry: oil, lemon juice, hemp, a clove of garlic… and the fridge wasn’t all that eventful either… some leftover mint leaves from a lamb kebab recipe I’d made a couple of days prior, green onions, tomatoes, nothing fancy.

I went out on a whim and decided to use the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts as the base for the salad, like a tabouleh (aka tabbouleh or taboūleh) and it was a HUGE hit. Hemp hearts win again, are there nothing hemp can’t do?

For real, I’ve used Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts as a base for keto fat fudge (without the dairy), porridge (made of nothing but nuts and seeds), to make my own dairy-free milk, and so much more. I chose Manitoba Harvest because it’s Canadian, affordable, accessible (you can find it at most grocery stores, Costco, and the like), and the people that work at the company are AMAZING… I’ve met most of them, they’re great people and that totally matters.

So let’s get to this recipe already!?

Keto Tabouleh recipe… made with hemp hearts! #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet

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Keto Tabbouleh
Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Egg-free, Low-carb, Keto
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Serves: 6
Have a favorite tabbouleh recipe you’ve been dying to remake but not sure how to prepare it without the carbs? I have the solution… and it’s NOT cauliflower.. This recipe is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest. MACROS 78% fat, 7% carb, 14% protein.
  1. Place the olive oil, lemon juice and sea salt in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, toss to coat, and serve.

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Keto Tabouleh recipe… made with hemp hearts! #keto #lowcarb #highfat #theketodiet

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  1. Leanne, thanks so much for sharing this recipe. It is absolutely divine!

  2. You are amazing to come up with this last minute. I just printed it out and am going to try it tonight for a pot luck I’m going to.

  3. Looks yummy but I was having anxiety watching you mix it in such a shallow bowl, knowing that I would have definitely spilled some trying to do that. LOL

  4. Love, love, love the Hempstead hearts Substitution! I’ve been using cauliflower rice and this version looks sooo much easier!

    • I feel ya! Making cauli rice can get pretty messy. This version is SO quick and easy!

  5. As I came home from work today, I found myself craving a substantial salal … and opened my e-mail box to find this recipe! (I’m eating a forkful of it every so often as I’m typing this.) As Leanne, I had sort-of all the right fixings. I had to make a few adjustments on account of what was in the fridge and ended up adding half an avocado that was begging to be used up … and the result is hitting all the right notes of lemony-olive oil-y hemp seed goodness that a substantial tabbouleh should hit.
    Thanks, Leanne, for a real hit that I will be making over and over again!

  6. Hi, I’m 5 weeks in to the Keto lifestyle and love your website and pods. I live in Sweden and have tried to get Hemp Hearts (for the coffee) but all I find are Hemp Seeds, is it the same?
    Best regards

    • Hemp hearts are just hulled hemp seeds. As long as the seeds you found are hulled, they’ll be perfect for this recipe!

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