Couscous Tabouli Recipe

The tabouli recipe is a salad with flavors that harmonize well. Also known as tabbouleh, this recipe has its origin in North Africa. Often bulgur is used instead of couscous.

Since long this summer salad has become popular in many other parts of the world.

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Couscous salad tabouli recipe

The incorporation of summer in the form of a salad. The mint and lemon pronounce this particularly. The summer salad is easy to prepare every kid could do it and it is a fabulous addition to any BBQ.

Tabouli salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Rest time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hr 15 min
Yield: 4

Category: Salad
Cuisine: North African inspired
Vegetarian Diet

Salad ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of couscous
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 onion, red, small, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, squashed
  • 1/2 cup of water, hot
  • 3 cups of parsley, Italian, or curled, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, zest, and juice 
  • 1/2 cup of mint, finely chopped
  • 2 cucumbers, small and seedless, or Lebanese cucumbers
  • 12 tomatoes, small
  • pepper 
  • salt

Tip: The tabouli salad tasted even better the following day.

Step by step:

  1. Mix the couscous, olive oil, the diced onion, squashed garlic, hot water, lemon zest and juice in a salad bowl. Cover the content and let the mix rest for an hour.
  2. Finely chop the washed and spin dried parsley and mint. Add both herbs to the couscous mix.
  3. With knives cut the two seedless cucumbers into cubes and add too.
  4. The 12 tomatoes are cut into 6ths and folded under.

Ready to serve!

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