Saturday, June 29, 2013


I wanted to make a video recipe but Tabbouleh is so easy to make I realised it wouln't bring anything to the table. (and I'm not trying to play with words here). Basically you just have to mix all ingredients together. This couscous salad is fresh, light, healthy, fast, easy and delicious. (yeah just that!) Mint is the key to succes. I also like to add dry figs and avocado but you can drop those and add cucumber instead if you are more of a purist.

  • 200 gr whole weat couscous
  • 10 small cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 red peper (peeled)
  • 2 spring onions
  • juice of 2 big lemons
  • 2 dry figs (or 4 apricots) cut in pieces
  • a big handful of dry raisins
  • a handfull of sliced mint leaves
  • a pinch of sliced chives
  • 6 sliced basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper

  • Stir couscous in a large bowl with one teaspoon of olive oil.
  • Add salty boiling water (about 1 + 1/2 cup) or until the couscous is fully covered with water.
  • Cover bowl with a plate and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Then remove plate and fluff with a fork. (This is usualy the simplest method but check the package instructions to be sure it works with the brand you bought)
  • Mix all ingredients together: tomatoes + avocado + red peper + onions (all choped in small cubes) + chives + basil + mint + lemon juice + the rest of the olive oil + dry raisins + dry figs + salt and pepper. Stir well.
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • ET VOiLA !

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