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Couscous Asparagus Tabouli

This recipe for Asparagus Tabouli replaces bulgur with couscous and adds extra flavor with roasted asparagus, bell peppers and onions.

Couscous Tabouli with Roasted Vegetables

In an attempt to add more ethnic cuisines to my repertoire of recipes I made my own somewhat-authentic version of the Arab dish Tabouli.

Couscous Tabouli Recipe

The result was flavorful and delicious!  Next time I make it, I’m topping it with salmon! Yum!

Coucous Asparagus Tabouli Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1/2 lb asparagus
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 5 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 lemons (juiced)
  • 1 1/2 cups couscous
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Start by cutting off the hard ends of the asparagus.

Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Chop the remaining asparagus spears into one inch pieces then arrange in an even layer on a baking sheet with the red pepper and onion.

Roasting Vegetables

Drizzle the vegetables with 2 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with the black pepper and kosher salt. Place in the oven for 12 minutes.

While the veggies are roasting, prepare the couscous.

Bring the chicken broth and water to a boil.  Add in the lemon juice and 3 tbsp olive oil, then add the couscous.

Couscous Tabouli Recipe

Remove the couscous from the heat and cover. Let rest for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.

Add the tomatoes and roasted vegetables to the couscous and toss.

Add to a bowl, top with green onions and dig in!

Asparagus Tabouli Recipe

Couscous Tabouli with Roasted Vegetables
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Couscous Asparagus Tabouli

This recipe for Asparagus Tabouli, a classic Arab dish, replaces bulgur with couscous and adds extra flavor with roasted asparagus, bell peppers and onions.

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 461 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb asparagus
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 5 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1 1/2 cups couscous
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. Start by cutting off the hard ends of the asparagus.
  3. Chop the remainder of the asparagus spears into one inch pieces then arrange in an even layer on a baking sheet with the red pepper and onion.

  4. Drizzle the vegetables with 2 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with the black pepper and kosher salt.
  5. Place in the oven for 12 minutes.
  6. While the veggies are roasting, prepare the couscous.
  7. Bring the chicken broth and water to a boil.
  8. Add in the lemon juice and 3 tbsp olive oil, then add the couscous.
  9. Remove the couscous from the heat and cover.
  10. Let rest for 5 minutes then fluff with a fork.
  11. Add the tomatoes and roasted vegetables to the couscous and toss.
  12. Add to a bowl and top with green onions.