Friday, October 26, 2012

Taboule ( Couscous Salad )

          I am on a two weeks trip to the US, we haven't yet completely moved back to India. I was checking in the pantry for something that'll make up for a light lunch and found this box of whole wheat couscous. While checking the packet, I found the recipe for this salad ( Taboule) on it, and since I had all the ingredients in hand, went ahead and made it. Try it, it's so easy, ready in minutes and very healthy too..

Need To Have

  • Couscous - 1/2 cup
  • Capsicum - 3 tablespoons chopped
  • Tomato - 1/2 chopped
  • Onion - 1/2 small chopped
  • Cooked Corn - 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped Walnuts - 2 tablespoon
  • Chopped Coriander - 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon Juice - 3 tablespoons
  • Olive Oil - 1 + 1/2 tablespoon
  • Salt - to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper - to taste


          Take the couscous in a bowl, add 1/2 cup boiling water, the lemon juice and oil, mix, cover and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.

          Then fluff it with a fork, add the capsicum, tomatoes, onions, coriander, corn, walnuts, salt and pepper. Toss it all together and serve chilled ( keep in the refrigerator for 15 mins, I skipped this step, the salad was already cold).

The original recipe called for 3 tablespoon of oil, which I felt was a little too much, so I reduced to one and a half tablespoon.
Also, there was no corn or walnuts in the original one, I added for the extra crunch.
And also the amount of boiling water added was only 1/4 cup, I added 1/2 cup, since I didn't want to eat undercooked couscous, and also I replaced parsley with coriander since I had that only in hand.
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  1. it looks healthy and easy to prepare..

  2. hema i m new to the concept of cous cous can you tell me how it tastes? And that s a very healthy salad with a riot of colors

  3. Healthy and colourful salad!! Looks very tasty too!

  4. I love taboule. Love your couscous version.

  5. Love taboule, such healthy a yummy dish

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  6. Loving this jeweled cous cous... Delicious

  7. Love this salad, i do it quite often.

  8. healthy salad.. I do this very often

  9. I like this version of Tabouleh...never tried making anything with couscous and this seems very easy! The Tabouleh salad we get here in Gulf is predominantly with chopped parsley. Try that version too. It's awesome!

  10. looks great! I sometimes add boiled chickpeas to it...if am craving for a little sweet taste, then I add raisins :)


  11. Wow!! looking delicious to me.I definitely try this at my home.Couscous recipes