Couscous Tabbouleh Salad


Couscous Tabbouleh Salad Recipe
ingredients for Couscous Tabbouleh Salad

Tabbouleh is typically made with bulgur wheat, a staple of the middle east.  However, bulgur can be a challenge to find so this salad is made with whole wheat couscous.  It can also be made with quinoa.

Couscous Tabbouleh Salad

1 1/2 cup water
1  cup whole wheat couscous
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup diced peeled cucumber
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
1/4 cup fresh chopped mint
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium size saucepan add water and bring to a boil.  Stir in couscous.  Remove from heat, cover and let stand 5 minutes.  Fluff with a fork and then spoon into a bowl.  Add all other ingredients and mix well.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Serves 4.

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