ISRAELI COUSCOUS TABOULI
Provided by Melissa d'Arabian : Food Network
Yield 4 servings
Number Of Ingredients 9
- Bring a medium-size saucepan of salted water to a boil over medium heat. Add the couscous and cook until al dente, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain the couscous and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and zest with the olive oil to make a vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- In a large serving bowl, mix together the couscous, parsley, cilantro, mint, tomatoes, and scallions. Toss with the vinaigrette and season to taste. Allow it to sit for at least a half hour so the flavors can marry.
SAVORY COUSCOUS TABBOULEH
- Bring chicken broth and water to a boil in a saucepan; remove from heat and stir in couscous. Cover saucepan and let couscous stand until the liquid is absorbed and the couscous is tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
- Place couscous, cucumber, green onions, carrot, and parsley into a large salad bowl. Combine olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl and pour over the couscous and vegetables; stir cumin, salt, and black pepper into the tabbouleh. Mix in feta cheese just before serving.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 308.6 calories, Carbohydrate 33.3 g, Cholesterol 9.4 mg, Fat 16.6 g, Fiber 3.3 g, Protein 7.6 g, SaturatedFat 3.6 g, Sodium 454.3 mg, Sugar 3.5 g
- Prepare the couscous: Put the couscous into a large bowl. Pour over the boiling water or stock and stir. Cover with a plate or cling film and leave to stand for 5 mins until all the liquid has been absorbed. Separate the grains by roughing them up with a fork.
- Finely dice the vine-ripened tomatoes and the cucumber. Slice the spring onions and finely chop the parsley, then add everything to the couscous with the grated zest of a lemon.
- Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and the garlic with plenty of seasoning and drizzle over the couscous. Toss well and serve with some grilled fish, meat or chicken.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 320 calories, Fat 18 grams fat, SaturatedFat 3 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 37 grams carbohydrates, Fiber 2 grams fiber, Protein 5 grams protein, Sodium 0.04 milligram of sodium
Couscous tabbouleh is popular throughout France. In summer, add a pound of finely chopped tomatoes to the mix.
Provided by Martha Rose Shulman
Categories easy, side dish
Yield Serves four to six
Number Of Ingredients 11
- Put the couscous in a glass or ceramic bowl, and toss with the salt and cumin. Mix together 1/4 cup of the lemon juice and the water, and pour over the couscous. Let sit for 30 minutes, stirring the mixture from time to time or rubbing between your fingers and thumbs to prevent it from lumping. Cover with a plate, and microwave on 100 per cent power for one minute; or line a steamer with a kitchen towel, place the couscous in it and steam for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the plate, or remove from the steamer, and return to the bowl. Stir in the remaining lemon juice and the olive oil, and allow to cool. Toss with the remaining ingredients, except the lettuce leaves. Taste and adjust seasonings. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve, using the romaine lettuce leaves as scoopers.
Nutrition Facts : @context http, Calories 209, UnsaturatedFat 8 grams, Carbohydrate 27 grams, Fat 9 grams, Fiber 3 grams, Protein 5 grams, SaturatedFat 1 gram, Sodium 376 milligrams, Sugar 2 grams
- Place red onion in a small bowl, and cover with water. Let soak 30 minutes; transfer to paper towels, and drain.
- Lightly coat a medium saucepan with cooking spray, and place over medium heat. Add couscous; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add the water, and bring to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt; cook until all water has been absorbed and couscous is al dente, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool completely.
- In a large bowl, combine couscous, reserved red onion, parsley, mint, oil, and lemon juice; toss to combine. Season with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Serve, garnished with lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 253 g, Fat 3 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 8 g, Sodium 718 g
COUSCOUS TABBOULEH WITH FRESH MINT & FETA
Using couscous instead of bulgur for tabbouleh really speeds up the process of making this colorful salad. Other quick-cooking grains, such as barley or quinoa, also work well. -Elodie Rosinovsky, Brighton, Massachusetts
Provided by Taste of Home
Yield 3 servings.
Number Of Ingredients 14
- In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 5-8 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. , In a large bowl, combine the beans, tomato and cucumber. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, lemon zest, oil and seasonings. Drizzle over bean mixture. Add couscous; toss to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate until chilled. Sprinkle with cheese. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 362 calories, Fat 11g fat (3g saturated fat), Cholesterol 15mg cholesterol, Sodium 657mg sodium, Carbohydrate 52g carbohydrate (7g sugars, Fiber 9g fiber), Protein 15g protein.
WHOLE WHEAT COUSCOUS TABBOULEH
- Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; stir in couscous and salt. Remove from heat, cover saucepan, and let stand until water is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Transfer couscous to a bowl and fluff with a fork.
- Mix tomatoes, cucumber, onion, parsley, mint, lemon juice, olive oil, and black pepper into couscous. Serve immediately or refrigerate for 1 hour for flavors to blend.
Nutrition Facts : Calories 177.3 calories, Carbohydrate 29.8 g, Fat 5.3 g, Fiber 5.2 g, Protein 5.3 g, SaturatedFat 0.7 g, Sodium 202.8 mg, Sugar 3 g
ISRAELI COUSCOUS TABBOULEH
- Cook couscous according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water and drain well.
- Whisk shallot, oil, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a large bowl. Add couscous, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, and mint; season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired, and toss to combine.
- DO AHEAD: Israeli Couscous Tabbouleh can be made 1 day ahead (omit herbs). Cover and chill. Fold in herbs just before serving.
- In a saucepan combine the broth, the water, 1/4 cup of the lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of the oil, bring the mixture to a boil, and stir in the couscous. Cover the pan, remove it from the heat, and let the couscous stand for 5 minutes. Fluff the couscous with a fork and let it cool in the pan. In a very large bowl stir together the cucumber pieces, the tomato dice, the scallion, the remaining 1/3 cup oil, the remaining 1/4 cup lemon juice, and salt to taste and let the mixture stand for 15 minutes. Add the couscous, the parsley, and the mint leaves, stir the salad well, and chill it, covered, for 1 hour. The salad may be made 2 days in advance and kept covered and chilled. Serve the salad garnished with the mint sprigs and the cucumber and tomato slices.
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