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Tabbouleh Recipe

Tabboueh Recipe Photo : Jackie Cameron

Tabboueh Recipe
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Tabbouleh

Every restaurant I visited in Dubai included hummus (chickpea paste), baba  ghanoush (a Middle Eastern  puree of eggplant), tzatziki (Greek dip of cucumber and  yoghurt), tabbouleh (Lebanese salad of  bulgur wheat  and vegetables) and fattoush (Levantine salad with   toasted pita bread) on the menu. All were served with pita bread and accompanied main courses of chicken, lamb and or fish. Dried limes   and spices were the norm as were goat’s cheese, eggs, olives, honey,   fruit, almonds and dates. A favourite of mine, the most popular dessert   in the UAE, was UmAli which means “queen of puddings”.   Scrumptious!

Yields : one bowl size

Ingredients :

½ cup uncooked Cous Cous

150 g chopped Cucumber

150 g chopped Tomato (only the skins no seeds to be used)

150 g chopped Red Onion

¼ cup freshly squeezed Lemon Juice

¼ cup Olive Oil

25g finely chopped Mint

1 t finely chopped Garlic

Salt and Pepper

Method :

1) Cook the cous cous as per packet directions and set aside

2) Add all the other ingredients to this and serve as a salad

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I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
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jackie@hartford.co.za
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