Couscous Tabbouleh

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 15 min
  • serves 4-6

A quick take on a favorite Middle Eastern salad. Loads of mint and lemon give it a very Mediterranean flavor. The perfect summer salad for picnics, barbecues, buffets, light lunch or dinner.

7 Ratings
Directions for: Couscous Tabbouleh


Couscous Tabbouleh

1 box whole wheat couscous

2 cup water

1 cup lemon juice

1 pint grape tomatoes, quartered


1 cup fresh mint, coarsely chopped

½ cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped

½ cup red onions, coarsely chopped

⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil

Juice of 2 lemons

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Couscous Tabbouleh

1. In a medium sized saucepan, bring the 2 cups of water and 1 cup of lemon juice to a boil. Add the couscous, stir, remove from heat and cover. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork again and place in a serving bowl with the cut up tomatoes.


1. While the couscous is resting, prepare the dressing.

2. Add the dressing to the serving bowl of couscous and tomatoes. Taste and adjust seasonings as required.

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