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15.07

summer cooking: TABBOULEH

If you like Morocco just as we do, you should already know about their maybe most famous dish called “Tabbouleh”. It’s a fresh summer salad, full of healthy ingredients, easy to make and ideal for hot summer days that cooking is not an option. Let’s take a bite of Morocco!

tabbouleh

 

You will need:

250g couscous

300ml boiling water or stock

4 vine-ripened tomatoes

half a cucumber

1 bunch spring onions, sliced

2 x 20g packs fresh parsley

grated zest of a lemon

6 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 crushed garlic clove

How to:

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.

Doesn’t it sound delicious? Wait till you taste it! Bon appetit!

Via BBC Good Food