Recipe: Israeli Couscous Tabouli

The next of my Christmas day recipes is this super fresh, super delicious israeli couscous tabouli. It was a delicious spin on the pomegranate and haloumi salad I have made in previous years and it won’t be the last time I make it, that’s for sure. A perfect dish for BBQs and pot luck dinners throughout summer!

Israeli Couscous Tabouli | I Spy Plum PieIngredients List

  • 1 cup israeli couscous
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 lebanese cucumber
  • 6 spring onions
  • 1/2 bunch coriander
  • 1/4 cup dill
  • 1/4 cup mint
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2tbs lemon juice
  • 1/2tsp allspice
  • 1/4tsp cinnamon
  • 180g haloumi
  • 1 pomegranate


  1. Combine the israeli couscous in a saucepan with 2 cups water and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10-12 minutes, until couscous is just cooked. Drain and rinse well under cold water. Set aside
  2. Meanwhile, halve the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds. Slice into strips and place in a bowl
  3. Slice the cucumber into strips and combine with the tomatoes
  4. Thinly slice the spring onions and herbs and add to the bowl. Toss to combine and season.
  5. Combine the oil, lemon juice and spices in a small jar and shake well to combine. Set aside.
  6. Slice the haloumi into 1cm thick batons and heat some oil in a fry pan. Cook until golden on both sides
  7. Remove the arils from the pomegranate
  8. Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl and toss well then pour over the dressing

Israeli Couscous Tabouli | I Spy Plum Pie

That’s all there is to this israeli couscous tabouli! It was a pretty quick and easy salad to throw together which is always a plus when you’re cooking a whole host of dishes. I even prepped the israeli couscous, dressing and pomegranate the day before so it was even easier on Christmas day.

I love a salad that is packed with herbs and so this one was definitely right up my alley. In fact, everyone loved it (so much so I didn’t get a chance to take proper photos, it was eating time!). So fresh, so summery and so tasty!

Israeli Couscous Tabouli | I Spy Plum Pie

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