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Rush-Rush Couscous Recipe for Lunch (Tabbouleh)

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Rush-Rush Couscous
5 from 6 votes
This couscous salad recipe is a refreshing and protein-packed dish featuring crumbled tofu and tangy sun-dried tomatoes, perfect for a light and healthy lunch or dinner.
Cuisine:Vegan, Vegetarian
Diet: dairy-free, egg-free, vegan
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:5 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes
Servings:2 servings
Calories:444kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat up the oil on medium heat, then turn to low heat.
    2 tsp olive oil
  • Chop and sauté the onion, chop the garlic, stir it in with the onion briefly.
    1 onion, 1 clove garlic
  • Crumble in the tofu and season with a dash of salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
    4.5 oz firm tofu
  • Add couscous, vegetable broth, nutritional yeast and chili flakes. Stir well, reduce heat to low, then wait 5 minutes.
    ¾ cup instant couscous, ⅔ cup vegetable broth, 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • In the meantime, chop the dates and sundried tomatoes into small pieces.
    5 dates, dried, 5 sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • After 5 minutes, test the couscous. Too dry? Add 1-2 tbsp hot water
  • Not too dry? Liking the texture? Add dates, tomatoes, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
    1 tbsp lemon juice, Salt and pepper to taste
  • Add the herbs.
    2 handful cilantro/coriander, fresh
  • Enjoy!

NOTES

  • Tips: This is a great recipe for leftovers.
  • Make-ahead? Yes, works well!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Rush-Rush Couscous
Amount per Serving
Calories
444
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Sodium
 
642
mg
28
%
Potassium
 
535
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
76
g
25
%
Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Sugar
 
15
g
17
%
Protein
 
17
g
34
%
Vitamin A
 
611
IU
12
%
Vitamin C
 
16
mg
19
%
Calcium
 
125
mg
13
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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