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: July 6th 2022

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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, 1 tablespoon vinegar, salt and pepper.

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

Stage 2 - 10 min.
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Prepare (peel) 300 g tomatoes and cut into small pieces.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Prepare 1 onion and 1 shallot. Chop very finely.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
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Add the chopped tomatoes, onion and shallot to the bowl.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
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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
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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
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Checking seasoning and 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.

When you taste at the end of the recipe to check the seasoning, you can also adjust the acidity of the Tabouleh (add a little lemon juice) or its smoothness (add a little olive oil) to your taste.
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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Sulfites
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: Ratatouille confite, Salade Niçoise, Shakshuka, Lebanese Tabbouleh, Guacamole, ... All
Olive oilOlive oil: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ratatouille, Creamy artichokes, Pumpkin and red-bean tortillas, Mexican tart, Fillets of sole Dieppoise, ... All
Lemon juiceLemon juice: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Salmon and leek fondue tart, Moist Lemon Cake, Cooking sugar, Creamy "terre et mer" pots, Cauliflower and avocado rémoulade, ... All
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