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Tabbouleh: Cold Couscous Salad

Tabbouleh: Cold Couscous Salad

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ekilu Team

“This Lebanese salad will give a new and exotic flavor to your diet. Surprise your significant other, or just yourself, with this refreshing and delicious dish. Don’t be afraid to try something new.”

ingredients

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11

Difficulty

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Medium

Time

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15'

2 servings

Fresh ingredients

parsley
parsley

1 handful

tomato
tomato

1 unit

mint leaf
mint leaf

1 handful

lemon
lemon

1 unit

cucumber
cucumber

1/2 unit

onion
onion

1 unit

Pantry ingredients

couscous
couscous

1 cup

cumin powder
cumin powder

1 tbsp

salt
salt

1 pinch

black pepper
black pepper

1 pinch

olive oil
olive oil

3 tbsp

Instructions

1
Put 1 cup water and a little salt and olive oil in a pan and heat. Just before the water comes to a boil, turn off the heat and add the cup of couscous. Let stand until the couscous absorbs the liquid. Then add a little more salt and oil if necessary, and stir (do this away from the heat).
2
Peel and finely dice the cucumber, onion, and tomato. Combine the vegetables in a bowl.
3
Mince the parsley and mint. Add to the bowl, together with the olive oil and lemon juice.
4
Add the couscous and mix well.
5
Finally, season with the cumin and pepper, and add a little more salt if necessary. Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

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You can add raisins or diced apple for a hint of sweetness.

For a gluten-free version, try using quinoa or bulgur instead of couscous.

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