July 24, 2021

Tabboulé recipe from France’s first vegan star restaurant

I like French cuisine so much! For the food alone, France is one of my favorite travel destinations in Europe. As a vegan, I am very happy about the first vegan star restaurant in the country, it’s called ONA. Owner and head chef Claire Vallée gave me a vegan tabboule recipe. Her salad is served with cauliflower and melon. Perfect for the summer!

Veganes Taboule Recipe

I like food as much as I like traveling. That’s why I visit cafes, restaurants, markets, take food tours and cooking classes on the go.

I also publish here in the travel blog & food blog again and again vegan recipes from around the world.

Tabbouleh is also called tabbuleh, tabbouleh or tabbouleh. You might know it as a bulgur salad? The lettuce can be found in Lebanon and Syria, for example.

The refreshing, purely plant-based tabbouleh recipe by Claire Vallée is great for warm summer days on the balcony or in the garden. You can eat the salad as a starter, side dish or main course.

Memories of the French Atlantic coast

With this recipe I feel transported back to France. Back then, it was my very first travel destination with my family, and I’ve been there a lot since then.

The last time I did a road trip was in the summer of 2019 french atlantic coast undertaken. I visited famous surfing sites like Biarritz and Hossegor, the chocolate town of Bayonne, rode canoes and bicycles, did yoga, took the train to the Pyrenees and ate very tasty. I stayed at 4 and 5 star campsites in the French Basque Country and Les Landes.

ONA: First vegan star restaurant in France

The first vegan restaurant on the Atlantic coast recently received a Michelin star. It is located in Arès, not far from Bordeaux.

The name ONA is an abbreviation for “origine non animale”, meaning “not of animal origin”. The gourmet restaurant has been offering organic vegan, seasonal and local cuisine since it was founded in 2014.

It was awarded a Michelin star in January 2021. It has also received a green star, a new award for restaurants with particularly high ethical standards.

The address:

ONA Vegetable Gastronomy
3 to rue Sophie and Paul Wallerstein
33740 Arès, Bassin d’Arcachon
Website: clairevallee.com

Tabbouleh salad made from cauliflower and melon

Preparation time: 20 Min.

ingredients for 4 persons

1 half a cauliflower
1 half a melon
1 shallot
20 mint leaves
10 stalks of chives
Juice of one lemon
6 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt flower
edible flowers and leaves from the garden


Clean the cauliflower and chop it with a vegetable slicer so that it is very fine – similar to traditional tabbouleh. Set the cauliflower aside.

Cut the melon into slices and then cut them into small, even cubes, set aside.

Peel and chop the shallot.

Also chop the mint leaves and chives.

Squeeze the lemon juice.

Mix the cauliflower with the diced melon, shallot, mint and chives. Add a little fleur de sel, the lemon juice and the olive oil.

Arrange the tabbouleh on a plate, decorate with edible flowers and leaves from the garden.

Copyright for the photo: Cécile Labonne

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