Taboulé - a fresh parsley salad with couscous. The salad is prepared in no time and is a great summer side dish for grilling (goes well with these Grilled eggplants, for example). The original Lebanese and Syrian recipe uses bulgur instead of couscous, but since I always have couscous at home, I prefer to use couscous. You can also add chopped peppermint for that extra fresh flavour. The great thing about couscous salads is that there are so many different ways to prepare them (like this simple couscous salad).
For Taboulé you need:
2 bunch of parsley (approx. 100 g)
60 g couscous
80 ml boiling water
2 big tomatoes
2 spring onions
1 lemon (juice)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
- Put the couscous in a bowl, cover it with boiling water and put a plate on the bowl.
- Cut the tomatoes and spring onions into small cubes and finely chop the parsley.
- For the dressing, mix lemon juice with salt and pepper.
- Mix the couscous, parsley, tomatoes, and onions and add the dressing.
- Optionally, you can also add fresh peppermint.