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!*