Abu Shalhoub

Written by Asma

December 25, 2020

Abu Shalhoub is considered as one of the best Damascene spring dishes that elevate a combination of simple ingredients to make it a standout dish that everyone will love.




Abu Shalhoub

This recipe is packed with nutrients and it is super light and delicious at the same time.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Syrian Recipes
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 41 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1/2 Pounds of veal meat, cut into medium cubes
  • 1 Pound of zucchini, cut into medium cubes
  • 1 piece medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups of coarse bulgur
  • 2 tablespoons of ghee
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of black pepper,
  • 3 Cups of water
  • 1/2 Cup of chopped fresh parlsey


  • In a large saucepan, heat the ghee on a medium high heat; then let melt
  • Add in the finely chopped onions and stir it until it wilts for several minutes
  • Add in the meat and sauté until the meat starts getting a golden colour
  • Add in the zucchini pieces and sauté for about two minutes.
  • Sprinkle the salt, the pepper, add the water then bring the mixture to a boil
  • Wash the bulgur under water several times, then soak it in a quantity of warm water for 15 minutes, then drain it well from the soaking water
  • Add it to the rest of the ingredients; then leave it for 20 minutes on a low heat or until it is done
  • Pour the Abu Shalhoub into a serving dish; then top with the parsley
  • Serve with yoghurt and enjoy your super delcious and nutritious dish!


Nutrition Information
Calories: 250, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 26g, Dietary Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 8g
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