Oh the smell of fresh Cilantro, couscous and spices has to mean tabbouleh time at our house!
3 Cilantro bunches (or 2 cilantro / 1 parsley) I like it mixed
2 box Near East Season with couscous (prepare as directed) or (3 cups couscous cooked)
2 cucumbers – diced
5 Roma or 2 regular tomatoes – diced
1/2 onion – optional but I like in mine – diced
1 clove garlic – finely diced or smashed
Chop cilantro/parsley with scissors in large bowl. We leave the smaller stems attached.
Chop cucumber, tomato, garlic and onion – add to chopped cilantro
Mix season/couscous mixture with remaining items in large bowl
Add salt & pepper to taste (it takes a liberal amount of both)
Start with equal parts lemon juice and oil…about 1/2 cup to start….and continue to add until you get the perfect combo for your taste buds…. (I probably end up with close to a cup of each with this large a batch, sometimes more lemon LOL)
Let sit and blend for several hours…. stays great for three days in fridge.