Tabbouleh (or tabulé) is a recipe of Lebanese and Syrian origin, very fresh and light, for this reason is the perfect food for the summer. It is a cold salad based on Bulgur and fresh vegetables; To adapt it to the FMD, I decided to change the Bulgur by whole spelt cous cous and the result is great.
Personally, I am very fan of this recipe, because apart from being delicious is also very quick to prepare. It is a perfect first course for Phase 1.
I hope you like it 🙂
Whole Spelt TabboulehPrint This
- 1 cup of cooked whole spelt cous cous*
- 1/4 cucumber
- 1/4 onion
- 1/2 pepper
- 1 cup of tomatoes
- Fresh mint
- Fresh basil
- Lemon juice
- Cook the spelt cous cous according to the package instructions
- When it is ready, stir with a fork so it does not stick
- Wash the vegetables, peel the cucumber, and cut all vegetables diced
- Cut the mint and basil into small pieces
- Mix the cous cous, the vegetables and the fresh spices in a bowl
- Garnish with lemon juice and salt to taste
This recipe is suitable for the Fast Metabolism Diet – FMD Phase1. With these quantities, you get 1 grain serving for <20 pounds.
For a complete lunch, add more veggies, protein and fruit.
For a complete dinner, add more veggies and protein.
* If you want to eat tabbouleh in Phase 3, you can prepare it with 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa instead of cous cous. ONLY for dinner.