We rarely eat or make Greek or Turkish food. However, tabbouleh and houmous are two very fresh and delicious dishes that are easy to make and which you can eat different things with. We ate some falafel with ours. We didn’t make the falafel ourselves this time since we didn’t have enough time (too hungry 🙂 ) but we have in the past. And we would recommend you make your own even if it is a bit of work.
Ingredients Serves 4
Cooking time: 30 mins
- 300 ml couscous
- 2 lemons
- 100 ml chopped fresh parsley
- 150 ml chopped fresh mint
- 10 cherry tomatoes (preferably on the vine)
- 3 spring onions
- 400 g chick peas
- 2 tsp tahini paste
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 50 ml olive oil
- paprika powder
- Boil 600 ml of water.
- Put the couscous in a bowl with some salt.
- Pour the boiling water on the couscous and put a plate on top. Leave to absorb fully.
- Chop the mint and the parsley finely.
- Put the mint and parsley in a bowl.
- Chop the tomatoes and the spring onions and add to the bowl.
- Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon on the mix,
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the couscous in the bowl and mix.
- Drain the chickpeas.
- Put the chickpeas, 2 cloves of garlic, the tahini paste, olive oil and juice of 1 lemon in a food processor and mix well.
- Put the houmous in a bowl, add some paprika powder and olive oil.