a #vegetarian #recipe by #yumandmore
Vegetable Couscous & Bulgur Tabbouleh Salad or Sidedish
Tabbouleh is a traditionally a Middle-Eastern parsley salad but in Europe it is often sold as couscous salad or as a packaged mix & seasoning. In my favorite "Tabbouleh" mix from the market, the spices are mixed with coucous to make a cold salad of it after cooking. Aside from couscous the mix includes : coucous, paprika, almonds, corinths, barberries, curcuma, pepper, coriander, cloves, cardamom, chili, ginger, mace, mint, cinnamon, nutmeg, rose petals, cumin, candied fruit, parsley. I use 1 cup of the mix plus 1 cup of bulgur wheat & fruits & vegetables to give this salad more texture.
Vegetable Couscous & Bulgur Tabbouleh - ingredients: 🍊 1 zucchini, washed, lightly peeled & chopped into cubes 🍊 2 carrots, peeled & thickly gated 🍊 4-5 mushrooms quatered 🍊 1 stock celery, peeled & chopped 🍊 1 orange, washed, zested, peeled & fileted 🍊 2 x 1 TBSP olive oil 🍊 1 shallot finely chopped 🍊 juice of 1 lemon or lime 🍊 300 ml vegetable broth 🍊 1 cup "Tabbouleh" or 1 cup coucous with the dried spices described on the 3rd page 🍊 1 tsp Cajun or chili mix 🍊 fr. ground salt, pepper & chili 🍊 1 cup bulgur wheat 🍊 fresh flat leaf parsley & mint leaves, washed & chopped 🍊 2 TSSP dried mulberries or cranberries optional crunch: 🍊 1 TBSP butter 🍊 1 TBSP sesame seeds 🍊 2 TBSP sliced almonds 🍊 fresh grated ginger
Step-by-step method: 💫 In a bowl, mix grated carrots, mulberries or cranberries with the orange filets and juices. Sep aside. 💫Heat 1 TBSP of olive oil in a sautée pan over medium heat. Aside the spices and couscous or the Tabouleh mix and the bulgur. 💫 Stir fry until lighlty roasted and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Watch the heat, don't let it burn! Transfer to a bowl and set aside. 💫 Return the pan to the heat and add 1 TBSP of olive oil. Add shallots, mushrooms, celery and zucchini. Stir fry 3 minutes, lower heat and add the carrot mixture, stirring well to combine. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
💫 Uncover and turn up the heat to a gentle boil, Add the couscous and bulgur mixtures , stiry- fry 1 minute. 💫 Remove from heat, add the broth. Return to the heat and bring to a boil stirring all along. 💫 Cover pot with a clean dishtowel and then the lid. Turn off the heat and let sit in a warm place for 8 minutes or more. 💫 If adding the nut cruch, melt butter in a pan (not too hot, do not burn), add sesame seeds, almonds and microplane/finely grate the ginger into the pan. Stir-fry a few minutes until fragrant. Set aside but keep warm. 💫 Remove the lid and dishtowel from the pan with the grains. Pour the butter seed mixture and the lemon juice. Use a large-tined fork to mix and fluff the salad. Adjust the seasoning. 💫 Sprinkle with chopped herbs and serve hot or or cold, as a salad or side dish.
Just another #seasonal & tasty Yum and More #recipe! Discover more #yumandmore #recipes, #reviews & #travel posts on my #blog FB, IG, Tw, G+, Pin @yumandmore #couscous #vegetables #fruit #salad #stellerstories #grains #food #foodphotography