Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tabbouli Egg Salad




When we have our family gatherings everyone is known for bringing their specialty.
If these things aren't regularly brought to a family potluck gathering, people are wondering,
"HEY WHERE IS THE ......."
Helga with her Taco Salad, Mary with Chinese Fried Rice, Irene and her Potato Salad,
Katie it is Asian Cole Slaw, Patty her fabulous Brownies and down the line it goes for every one, but this time it is ,
Charlene with her.........


Tabbouli Egg Salad
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 2 cups chopped mixed fresh veggies (tomato, cucumber,grated carrot and broccoli)
  • 1 green onion or 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, mint or parsley
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 3 tbsp lime juice, fresh with grated lime peel (peel is optional)
  • 1 tsp chili powder ( I usually do more and taste as I add and mix)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a sauce pan bring broth to a boil and slowly add eggs while whisking. Cook until eggs are set.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in couscous – let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients and toss with couscous mixture
  4. Refrigerate covered.
  5. To make this a gluten free dish, it can easily be made with 2 cups cooked Rice, or 2 cups of cooked quinoa instead of couscous.
This is such a light tasting and refreshing salad, that I don't wait to serve this only in the summer. Sometimes I like to make cold salads for Sunday lunch, so that after church, all we have to do is dig in! This is so good, I always double the recipe.

9 comments:

  1. Char, I have never tasted anything like this..it sure looks good!

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  2. Sounds great. Vegetable broth replacing chicken broth would work well too. Thank you for this!

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  3. My son and his family were missionaries in the Middle East and have learned this recipe from there.
    I have eaten it often and enjoyed it so much, but always though it was complicated to make. This looks easy, I must give it a try and compare the two and see if it taste like my sons.
    Esther

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  4. This doesn't sound like anything I've had, but I can imagine that it would be a nice change or addition to a potato salad,

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  5. What an unusual but interesting recipe!! I'll definately have to give that a try sometime since I'm such a HUGE FAN of couscous!!!!

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  6. Awesome! Can't wait to try this. Have definitely bookmarked this blog!

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  7. Awesome! Can't wait to try this recipe and have bookmarked your blog!

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  8. I made this, and it is every bit as delicious as you said it is.
    My family and guest gobbled up every last morsel.
    Shirley from Manitoba

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  9. All the other dishes that you mention sound great! Are they on the blog as well, and where would I find them?

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