Oh the smell of fresh cilantro, couscous and spices has to mean tabbouleh time at our house! What is tabbouleh? Tabbouleh is a delicious and filling salad traditionally made with couscous, tomatoes, onions, cilantro or parsley, mint and lemon juice. This dish was originally from Lebanon but has spread to many other countries in the Middle East. It can be served as a side dish or a main course for lunch or dinner! The best part about tabbouleh? You can make it in under 20 minutes – perfect when you’re short on time! Follow these simple steps below to learn how to make your own tasty Tabbouleh at home today.
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. Do I make my tabbouleh the same way as you do?