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December 19, 2012

Tabbouleh {salad/side}


What is Tabbouleh?  A side dish or a salad.. I know technically a salad IS a side dish, but I think this is much more.

I have seen the name before but never really gave it a second thought, until I saw a picture {ah, pics - they can lead us to who knows where...} - it looked great and the ingredients are fairly simple enough.  I did some googling and it is an Arab/Lebanese originated recipe, which is basically finely chopped {mainly Parsley} vegetables and herbs combined with a starch - in this case it happened to be Couscous, which I like. The links in Google mentioned Mint as one of the main ingredients, but I do not much like Mint in it's leafy form and fortunately the recipe I followed also made no mention of Mint.

The recipe I am sharing today was from a magazine Fresh Living - the December 2012 edition.

Tabbouleh {side/salad}

{6 side servings}

Zest & Juice from 1 Lemon {1/4 cup juice}
3 TB Olive Oil
2 cups Boiling Water
Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 cup Couscous
1 Handful Parsley, chopped finely
1/2 Red Onion, chopped finely
1/2 Cucumber, peeled, seeds removed and chopped into small cubes
3 Ripe Tomatoes, chopped into small pieces


1.) Beat together the Zest/Juice of the Lemon, Olive Oil, Boiling Water and Salt & Pepper - add the Couscous - cover and set aside for 15 minutes - fluff with a fork and add the remaining ingredients - mix.

Serve as a side/salad or have it as a light lunch.

Enjoy!

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5 comments:

  1. I have heard of Tabbouleh, but never had it. It sounds light and refreshing. I'm not a big fan of mint leaves either, co this parsley version would be perfect to try. Pinned!

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  2. Linda, Tabbouleh is one of my favorites, this looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. I once had a Lebanese neighbor whose tabbouleh we loved. She never used a recipe so to learn to make it I counted the shakes and scoops. Hers was similar to yours but without the cucumber which seems a nice addition.

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  4. I have never had Tabbouleh before and being a "foodie" that in unacceptable after reading this post! Thanks for sharing.
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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  5. I absolutely love Tabbouleh. I mix it with cooked rice and I also add garlic. I serve this with fish.

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