Kicked Up Couscous Tabbouleh

Where’s the bulgur?  I really thought I had some from the last time I made Tabbouleh but there wasn’t a kernel of cracked wheat to be found and I was really craving this light, refreshing salad. Not to worry, Couscous to the rescue! It plays in beautifully with the Mediterranean theme and it could not have been better. Being creative with the ingredients you have is what makes cooking so much fun! 

 Couscous Ingredients
 
Couscous Tabbouleh
 
Ingredients:
 
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup water
Zest of one lemon, reserved
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cups couscous
1 hothouse or English cucumber, cubed
12-15 grape tomatoes, cut in half or quartered depending on size
1/2 cup red onion, diced
6-8 Kalamata olives, chopped ~ they are salty so use according to your taste
Feta cheese, cubed or crumbled
1/4 cup lemon infused olive oil
2 cups loosely packed fresh parsley leaves, minced
1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, minced
 
Directions:
 
In a saucepan combine the broth, the water, 1/4 cup of the lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of olive 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 the refrigerator.
 
In a very large bowl combine the cucumber, tomato, red onion, Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, remaining 1/3 cup oil, remaining 1/4 cup lemon juice, lemon infused olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Let the mixture stand for 15 minutes while the couscous continues to cool in the refrigerator.
 
Add the couscous, the parsley, and the mint leaves, stir the salad well, and chill it, covered, for 1 hour. The salad can be made 2 days in advance and kept covered and chilled.
 
Serve with grilled lemon chicken, hummus and pita bread or pita crackers.
 
 
Couscous Tabbouleh
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2824 calories
312 g
25 g
156 g
65 g
25 g
3316 g
1348 g
58 g
0 g
125 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
3316g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2824
Calories from Fat 1376
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 156g
240%
Saturated Fat 25g
126%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Monounsaturated Fat 107g
Cholesterol 25mg
8%
Sodium 1348mg
56%
Total Carbohydrates 312g
104%
Dietary Fiber 48g
192%
Sugars 58g
Protein 65g
Vitamin A
564%
Vitamin C
755%
Calcium
86%
Iron
163%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup chicken broth
  2. 1 cup water
  3. Zest of one lemon, reserved
  4. 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, divided
  5. 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus 1/3 cup olive oil
  6. 1 1/2 cups couscous
  7. 1 hothouse or English cucumber, cubed
  8. 12-15 grape tomatoes, cut in half or quartered depending on size
  9. 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  10. 6-8 Kalamata olives, chopped ~ they are salty so use according to your taste
  11. Feta cheese, cubed or crumbled
  12. 1/4 cup lemon infused olive oil
  13. 2 cups loosely packed fresh parsley leaves, minced
  14. 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, minced
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan combine the broth, the water, 1/4 cup of the lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon of olive 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 the refrigerator.
  2. In a very large bowl combine the cucumber, tomato, red onion, Kalamata olives, Feta cheese, remaining 1/3 cup oil, remaining 1/4 cup lemon juice, lemon infused olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Let the mixture stand for 15 minutes while the couscous continues to cool in the refrigerator.
  3. Add the couscous, the parsley, and the mint leaves, stir the salad well, and chill it, covered, for 1 hour. The salad can be made 2 days in advance and kept covered and chilled.
Notes
  1. Serve with grilled lemon chicken, hummus and pita bread or pita crackers.
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calories
2824
fat
156g
protein
65g
carbs
312g
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