Tabbouleh Recipe

New Recipe + Our Recommended Wine

The name IXSIR derives from “Iksir”, the original Arabic  word for “Elixir”, a word common to many languages, defining the purest form of all substances, a secret potion that grants eternal youth and love.

The vision behind IXSIR is to reveal the best terroirs of Lebanon, some forgotten long since. Cultivated with respect to sustainable agriculture, IXSIR’s vineyards are spread in the mountains of Lebanon on clay-calcareous and limestone soil, from Batroun to Jezzine, benefiting from the unique microclimates Lebanon has to offer.

IXSIR’s vineyards culminate at an altitude of 1,800m, making them one of the highest in the Northern Hemisphere. Winemaking occurs in a winery located on the hills of Batroun where 17th century traditional Lebanese house presides over a contemporary winery with sustainability at its core. Recognized several time for its green credentials, the IXSIR winery was named by CNN as one of the greenest building in the world, and won the international Architizer A+ Award as well as the Good Green Design award and the Green Mind MENA Award.

IXSIR Altitudes Red

A blend of; Cabernet Sauvignon, Caladoc, Syrah,  Tempranillo

The nose, delicate, displays notes of red fruits, currants and raspberries, with a touch of spices. It is a very elegant and pleasant wine with a good fruit and a slightly spicy finish.

Pair with roasted red meats – lamb, duck, beef.

2016 James Suckling 92/100

Ingredients & Method


Pair with IXSIR Altitudes Red


  • 3 medium bushels of parsley cleaned & finely chopped

  • 6 Medium Tomatoes chopped into small cubes

  • 2 Lemons squeezed

  • 1/4 cup burgul #1

  • 2 teaspoons Salt

  • 1 Onion finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper

  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 15 fresh Mint Leaves finely chopped (OR 2 tablespoons of Dried Mint)


  • Mix the onion, salt, & black pepper together on side plate if preferred

  • Combine the burghul with the tomato in side bowl

  • Combine the parsley, burghul + tomatoes, mint and onion together in large bowl

  • Add lemon juice, olive oil & toss

  • Salt to taste, add more lemon juice if desired