Taboulé (Tabbouleh)

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This couscous salad is very popular in the summer. It’s inspired by the Lebanese original tabbouleh, but is much more filling, and is therefore often served as a main dish at picnics, for example.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 8 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. cooked couscous
  • ⅓ cup lemon juice
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium cucumber, diced
  • 4 Tbsp. minced fresh mint
  • 4 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • In a large salad bowl, combine the couscous with the lemon juice and the olive oil. Stir well.
  • Add the tomatoes, onion, and cucumber to the couscous, and stir well.
  • Add the mint, cilantro, salt, and pepper, and stir again. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Serve very cold.