Couscous Tabbouleh - Cook Smart

In this tabbouleh couscous replaces burghul but it is just as tasty and nutritious This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Couscous Tabbouleh - Cook Smart

Main Ingredients Couscous, Salt
Cuisine Lebanese
Course Salads
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Couscous Tabbouleh - Cook Smart

  • 1 cup Couscous
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Black peppercorns crushed
  • 2 Spring onion bulbs
  • 1 Medium cucumber unpeeled
  • 3 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 Cherry tomatoes
  • 5-6 Flat parsley sprigs
  • 3-4 Curly parsley sprigs
  • 15-20 Fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Lemons juice


  1. Heat 1 cup water in a deep non-stick pan. Add salt, crushed peppercorns and couscous, cover and cook for 2 minutes. Switch off heat, cover and let it rest.
  2. Slice spring onion bulbs. Deseed cucumber and chop roughly.
  3. Spread couscous in a bowl. Drizzle 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and set aside to cool down to room temperature.
  4. Halve cherry tomatoes. . Roughly chop flat and curly parsley sprigs. Roughly chop mint leaves.
  5. Place all the cut vegetables along with parsley and mint in a large bowl. Add lemon juice, salt, crushed peppercorns and 2 tablespoons olive oil and mix well.
  6. Add couscous and mix well.
  7. Serve immediately.