Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Picnic Tabbouleh

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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2 cups/350 g quick-cooking couscous

3/4 cup/175 ml lemon juice

3/4 cup/175 ml olive oil

1/2 cup/3/4 ounce finely chopped fresh mint

1/2 cup/3/4 ounce finely chopped fresh parsley

2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1 red pepper, seeded and chopped

1 onion, minced


  1. Stir together the couscous, lemon juice and olive oil. Set aside to plump and soften, 1 to 2 hours, at room temperature, stirring occasionally. It's ready when the grains are al dente. 
  2. Stir through the herbs, tomatoes, pepper and onion. Season well with salt and pepper, adding more lemon juice to taste if needed. Cover and refrigerate overnight if not using right away.
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