Tabbouleh


Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern couscous salad., moistened with olive oil and lemon juice. Its flavour comes from plenty of fresh herbs (mint and parsley at the very least), onion and tomatoes.

This refreshing dish is ideal for warm summer or autumn days.
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:CouscousMiddle-eastSaladMintParsleyLemonOlive oil
For 6 people, you will need:
  • 1 couscous 300 g couscous
  • 2 olive oil 150 ml olive oil
  • 3 lemon juice 150 ml lemon juice
  • 4 vinegar 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 5 tomato 300 g tomato
  • 6 onion 1 onion
  • 7 shallot 1 shallot
  • 8 herbs of your choice 1 bunch herbs of your choice
  • Total weight: 1,075 grams

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How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
3 hours 24 min.3 hours 24 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Tabbouleh : Photo of step #1
Put into a large salad bowl: 300 g couscous, 150 ml olive oil, 150 ml lemon juice and 1 tablespoon vinegar.

The oil and lemon juice dressing will swell and soften the dry couscous just enough.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Tabbouleh : Photo of step #2
Prepare (peel) 300 g tomatoes and cut into small pieces.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Tabbouleh : Photo of step #3
Prepare 1 onion and 1 shallot. Chop very finely.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Tabbouleh : Photo of step #4
Add the chopped tomatoes, onion and shallot to the bowl.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
Tabbouleh : Photo of step #5
Coarsley chop the herbs (a mixture of mint, parsley, coriander and chives here) and add to the bowl.

You can use whatever herbs you prefer, but mint and parsley are the basic essentials.

Stage 6 - 3 hours
Tabbouleh : Photo of step #6
Mix everything together thoroughly, cover and leave in the fridge for at least 3 hours for the couscous to soak up the oil and lemon juice.

Stage 7
Tabbouleh : Photo of step #7
Your tabbouleh is ready.
Remarks
Tabbouleh can be made in many different versions, for example, by adding diced cucumber, lettuce or other vegetables, according to personal taste. So, give it a try.

Collect any tomato juice from stage 2 and add to the couscous.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,873 Kcal or 7,842 Kj18 gr110 gr151 gr
94 %7 %10 %23 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
174 Kcal or 729 Kj2 gr10 gr14 gr
9 %1 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
312 Kcal or 1,306 Kj3 gr18 gr25 gr
16 %1 %2 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 4.91 €
  • Per person : 0.82 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
CouscousCouscous: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Provençal braised carrots, Couscous, Gnocchi alla romana, ... All
TomatoTomato: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tomato ladybirds, Mixed salad, Moussaka, Mixed tomato salad, Fried eggs with tomatoes, ... All
Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Cooking sugar, Nanou's apple and almond cake, Julia salad, Beetroot and cream cheese verrines, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Scallops au gratin, Sautéed turmeric chicken with mushrooms, Bistro-style red endive salad, Welsh (French Welsh Rarebit), Bolognaise lasagne, ... All
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