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.
17,5213.3/5 for 4 ratings
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Last modified on: December 30th 2019

For 6 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
3 hours 24 min.3 hours 24 min.
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Keeping:

1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.

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.

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).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
CouscousCouscous: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Gnocchi alla romana, Couscous, Provençal braised carrots, ... All
TomatoTomato: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Moussaka, Vegetable tian, Prawn salad with a crunch, Italian toast, Tomato meat balls, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Two-cheese vegetable gratin, Potimarron and celeriac autumn soup, Cajun pork with rice., Sautéed pork with mushrooms in a cream sauce., Rabbit civet, ... All
Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Lebanese Tabbouleh, Macarons (the original French macaroons) , Cubed salad, Tarte Jurassienne, Souda salad, ... All

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