This isn’t anything fancy. My mom used to make this for me weekly. It’s a plain and simple summery side dish that I was raised on.

It’s called taboule and is an adaptation of the Arabic salad. Made with couscous, it’s both healthy and filling!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • One pack of plain couscous
  • 1-2 large green onions or 4 small green onions
  • The juice of one lemon
  • A small pack of cherry tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste


Start by making the couscous according to box directions.

Once it’s cooked, fork it and drizzle it with about 1 tbs of olive oil and the juice of 1 lemon. Mix it all together making sure every grain is coated!


Chop your cherry tomatoes and green onion. I ended up only using 1 green onion since it was so much, but you can easily add more tomatoes or green onion to taste once everything is ready!


Add it to the couscous:


And now mix it all together:


Add salt to taste! Serve and enjoy!

*If you’ve ever had taboule in an Arabic restaurant you’ll notice that it’s usually a lot of parsley, some tomatoes and a tiny bit of couscous. Like I said, this is an adaptation of it. You can most definitely add chopped parsley to this recipe, I just didn’t have any on hand!*

Bon Appetit!

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