How to make Couscous Tabbouleh

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Couscous (कूसकूस), Cherry tomatoes (चेरी टमाटर)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Salads

Couscous Tabbouleh Recipe Card

Couscous Tabbouleh

Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Couscous Tabbouleh Recipe

  • Couscous 1 cup

  • Cherry tomatoes 10

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Cucumber peeled

  • Extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp + 2

  • Spring onion bulbs 2

  • Fresh flat leaf parsley sprigs 5-6

  • Fresh curly parsley sprigs 3-4

  • Fresh mint leaves 15-20

  • Juice of 2 lemons


Step 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 and cool to room temperature.

Step 2

Slice spring onion bulbs. Deseed cucumber and roughly chop.

Step 3

Take couscous in a bowl. Add 1 tsp olive oil and refrigerate to chill.

Step 4

Cut cherry tomatoes into halves. Roughly chop flat and curly parsley sprigs. Roughly chop mint leaves.

Step 5

Place all the cut vegetables alongwith parsley and mint in a large bowl. Add lemon juice, salt, crushed peppercorns and 2 tbsps olive oil and toss well.

Step 6

Add couscous and mix well.

Step 7

Serve immediately.