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Tabouleh: A Fresh & Satisfying Salad

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Tabouleh is a fresh and satisfying salad with couscous grain. Colourful and flavourful with the aroma of mint mixed with the olive oil, you will make this vegetarian recipe on repeat all year round!

This recipe that is so easy, fresh and flavourful.  Tomatoes are not always in season yet but as soon as it will, buy local from your farmer and enjoy a perfect side dish!

Tabouleh Minty Fresh

Typically, in North America, I see Tabouleh made with parsley. It’s a no-no for me. You HAVE to take the plunge and try it with mint. It will change your tabouleh opinion for the best! Adding fresh mint is giving such a different taste, summer in a plate some may say.

Tabouleh takes time to prepare. Cutting your veggies in brunoise takes time. If you wish to take of the skin of the tomato, depending on your taste, you can learn how to do it here.

Once ready and tossed well, I recommend you to let it sit for a minimum of 2 hours, over night even. The flavours blend together with time and it’s even more delicious!

ONE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION: How do you write tabouleh? Tabbouleh, tabouli or tabbouli?


 Did you feel the sun on your skin?  Fresh and juicy veggies tasting like heaven… Be brave… Spring is shy but let’s hope it is to save our energy for the crazy summer coming up!

Don’t forget to check my how to section where I show you the main types of vegetable cuts!


Tabouleh is a fresh and satisfying salad with the couscous grain. Colourful and flavourful with the aroma of the mint mixed with the olive oil, you will make this recipe on repeat all year round!
Servings: 4 portions
Author: Mélanie


  • 1 cup couscous grain
  • 1 and half cup boiling water
  • 4 juicy tomatoes
  • 1/4 yellow pepper
  • 1/4 green pepper
  • 1/4 red pepper
  • 2 branches of mint chopped
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Put the couscous in a large bowl and add the water. Stir well, let it cook alone and let it cool down.
  • Cut in brunoise the tomatoes and the different peppers. Add it to the couscous and toss well.
  • Chop the mint and add the olive oil little by little and toss well. Depending on your taste, you might want to add another spoon or so of olive oil.
  • Add some salt to taste.


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    Candice & Sonia
    April 3, 2014 at 2:39 am

    Congratulations on your huge accomplishment! I love fresh tabouleh it is so fresh and fabulous to have year round!

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      April 11, 2014 at 3:24 pm

      Hi girls, I just saw that message, it was with my spams!! thank you for your message! I am very exited too!

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    July 16, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Congrats! I remember the first photo of mine that they accepted… after refusing about 100!!! Just keep at it and it happens ;) This salad looks perfect ♥ Thanks for sharing!

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