Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tex-Mex Tabbouleh

Not only is this my first time making Tabbouleh, its also the first time to taste it.  So I'm not really sure what to base it of off, but its outstanding.  Loved it, will be making it many, many more times.  This recipes is based off a Weight Watchers recipes , but theirs called for bulgur, and I just happened to have couscous instead.  Hopefully a good replacement :)  I also substituted a regular cucumber for English because, even at Sprouts, an English cucumber was $2.99/ea and regular was $0.49/ea  Hmmm.  So I used a spoon to scrape out the seeds from the regular cucumber and it seems to have worked fine. ;)

Tex-Mex Tabbouleh 

1 1/2 cup water   
3/4 cup uncooked couscous   
1 cup tomatoes, diced   (I used Fire Roasted Hunts)
1 cucumber, diced   
1/3 cup cilantro, leaves, fresh, chopped   
3 Tbsp scallions, sliced   
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice   
3 tsp olive oil, extra-virgin   
3/4 tsp table salt   
1/2 tsp ground cumin   
1/2 cup avocado, diced


  1. Bring water, couscous and 1 tsp oil to a boil in a small saucepan, and then remove from heat. Cover pan and let stand until water is absorbed and couscous is tender, about 10-15 minutes. 
  2. Fluff couscous with a fork and let cool to room temperature or until just slightly warm. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, cilantro, scallion, lime juice, oil, salt and cumin. 
  4. Add cooled couscous to bowl; toss to combine. Gently fold in avocado and let stand 10 minutes for flavors to blend. 
  5. Serve, or cover and refrigerate up to 6 hours. Let stand at room temperature about 10 minutes before serving. Yields about 2/3 cup per serving.

I should be updated frequently, as this weekend is a recipe laden weekend for me, and a lot of yummy and healthy recipes at that! :)

Nutritional Info:
Serving Size 2/3 Cup
Weight Watchers PP: 4

According to

Calories 136
Calories from Fat 39
Total Fat 4.3g
Saturated Fat 0.6g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 299mg
Total Carbohydrates 21.6g
Dietary Fiber 2.6g
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 3.7g
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%


  1. Looks amazing! I will sure give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yum! This sounds great - I may try it with quinoa, too =)