Couscous Tabbouleh for Father’s Day #SundaySupper

Its Father’s Day and I’m extremely lucky to be blessed with two wonderful men in my life.My Dad and my hubby , two very different individuals but without them my life would be incomplete.My Dad has been the driving force behind my love for all things food and I’ll always be grateful to him for that.His unconditional love and support in everything I do means a lot to me.My hubby has also loved and encouraged me every step of the way and I’m dedicating this post to him.He has been an amazing father to our children.Right from the very beginning he has been a very hands-on Dad and has had no qualms about changing their nappies as many times as required!He has taken-up all his Daddy duties quite happily and actually enjoys it.He’s been wonderful with both our kids and his love for them is evident all the time, every time.He loves to play with them,act silly with them,just enjoys his time with them!If he sees me busy with my blog stuff he makes sure to take them out so that I can finish off my work peacefully!Seriously, I couldn’t have asked for a better father for our kids!

Couscous Tabbouleh

Today I’m making a dish that he is very fond of.Its the Couscous Tabbouleh!I recently discovered Tabbouleh on Ina Garten’s “Barefoot Contessa” on Food Network and immediately decided to try it.Tabbouleh is a Middle Eastern Salad traditionally made with Bulgar wheat, but you can also substitute Couscous or Quinoa or even Orzo!Its a light and healthy salad bursting with flavors from the Parsley, Mint,Cucumber and Tomatoes.It can be adapted to suit your own taste and you could also add nuts and dried fruits to the mix.I love to add dried Sweetened Cranberries in mine.My hubby absolutely loves it and cannot get enough of it lately :) I’ve made this dish many times these past few weeks along with my Grilled Chicken for an easy weeknight dinner!

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Its a great salad for a potluck since it can be prepared ahead of time.In fact it tastes better if it sits in the refrigerator for some time for the flavors to blend.Its got the crunch, the tang,the sweetness and the mint compliments the parsley beautifully to balance the flavors.A great tasting summer salad you’ve got to try!

Wishing all the Dads a ‘Very Happy Father’s Day ‘!

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Couscous Tabbouleh


  • Whole Wheat Couscous-1 cup
  • Water-2 cups
  • English Cucumber-1 cup chopped
  • Tomatoes-1 cup chopped
  • Mint leaves-1 cup chopped
  • Flat leaf Parsley-1 cup chopped
  • Dried Sweetened Cranberries-1/2 cup
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • Garlic-2 cloves-crushed
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil-3 tbsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Pepper-1 tsp


  1. In a pot heat the water with a little salt and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add the couscous,turn off the heat,mix it and cover it.Let it stand for about 2 minutes.After 2 minutes fluff it with a fork.Your couscous is ready.
  3. In a large bowl add the Olive Oil, garlic,lemon juice ,zest,salt and pepper.Mix well.
  4. Add all the other ingredients and the Couscous and mix well.Check the seasonings.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour.Serve chilled.

The lovely Isabel of Family Foodie and founder of SundaySupper is hosting this special event and we’ve got a great line-up of delicious recipes to please the Dads on this Father’s Day!

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Sunday Supper is not only a movement, but our contributors have become more like a family.   Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing families in this group!  Without your love for family, the Sunday Supper Movement would not be what it is today.  May you enjoy a day filled with love Around the Family Table!

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  1. Love the cranberries in this dish! Sounds fabulous!
    Jen @JuanitasCocina recently posted..Crunch Burgers with Horseradish Mustard Sauce ~ June #PassTheCookbookClub!My Profile

  2. You’re so blessed to have such great men in your life! Your pictures are so pretty I want to dig my spoon into the screen!
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  3. Such a great recipe! Tabbouleh is the perfect side dish/salad and your version sounds absolutely fantastic!
    BEA recently posted..Easy Black Bean Soup with Chorizo plus YamMy Profile

  4. Couscous & cranberries are a great change to the traditional recipe.
    Good thinking, Soni!
    Colette @ JFF! recently posted..Pomegranate + Walnut Chicken: True LoveMy Profile

  5. You’re a very lucky lady to have such great men in your life! I have always wanted to try tabbouleh and would love to give this a try with qunioa.
    Laura Dembowski recently posted..Healthy Banana Kale SmoothieMy Profile

  6. Mmmm – the colors and textures of this dish sound absolutely wonderful! I would love a big bowl of it myself…
    Katie recently posted..Mixing black, white, and brownMy Profile

  7. I love how fresh and wholesome this is!
    Sarah recently posted..Chewy Oat Cookies with a Banana Bread Influence for a Father’s Day #SundaySupperMy Profile

  8. Your tabbouleh looks incredible and I love the addition of cranberries. Such a lovely post and beautiful photos!

  9. Oh, I’ve been in love with tabbouleh lately. I love the idea of adding dried cranberries to it for that little touch of sweetness. Beautiful photos, too.
    Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons recently posted..simple vegan before 6 mealsMy Profile

  10. This tabbouleh looks fantastic, so perfect :D
    Love couscous!

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  11. I love tabouli, I make it all the time and feel super healthy eating it! We have parsley growing in our garden so it is a good standby recipe. I noticed your recipe is a little different so I will have to try yours for a variation. :)
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  12. Love Tabbouleh but I’ve never made it myself! I need to give this recipe a try the next time I’m making Greek Pita Pizzas because I never have a side dish!
    Hezzi-D recently posted..Fish with Black Bean Sauce #SundaySupperMy Profile

  13. This looks picture perfect!! I love Tabbouleh!!
    Tara recently posted..Spicy Caramelized Bacon Wrapped Smoked Oysters for Father’s Day #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. Such a beautiful dish and a sweet post about your husband. I want to reach in and get the bowl right out of the screen. What a wonderful side dish for summer grilled meats and something to be enjoyed by many dads!
    Renee recently posted..Golden Coconut Bars for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. We love tabouleh too, Soni! You are so right that it actually tastes better after sitting a while. Your husband sounds like real blessing, to you and to your children. Hope he is having a Happy Fathers’ Day!
    Stacy recently posted..Barbecue Beans and Pork Ribs for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  16. YUM – this is perfection. I am so making this!!!
    Megan recently posted..Happy Fathers Day! Cast Iron Filet Mignon #SundaySupperMy Profile

  17. I love tabbouleh! I like the idea of switching out the grain too. I will definitely be trying it with orzo soon.

  18. Your tabbouleh looks so yummy! This is a side dish I would just love!
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers recently posted..Skillet Meat Lasagna #SundaySupperMy Profile

  19. Oh I love tabbouleh salad, so refreshing and perfect for summer
    Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite recently posted..Daddy’s Favourite Pecan Pie #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. Lovely colours and a healthy dish! I have been cooking a few Middle Eastern dishes lately and this is a fantastic recipe. happy Father’s day to all the Daddy’s in your family!
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