It’s time for a delicious and easy recipe today! This well-filled salad can be categorized as a summer meal. I think it’s a great dish for the hot days. The fresh flavors in combination with some spicy herbs, I get the real summer feeling! There are lots of ways to make tabouleh (in other words; couscous salad), but this is definitely my favorite. Read on!

INGREDIENTS (4 portions)

  • 250 g / 9 oz of (whole grain) couscous
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 250 g / 9 oz of cherrytomatoes
  • 3 gloves of garlic
  • 400 g / 14 oz of shrimps
  • 100 g / 4 oz of feta cheese (cubes)
  • 1 jar of smoked paprika
  • fresh mint
  • 50 g / 2 oz of almonds
  • a squeeze of lemonjuice
  • pepper & salt
  • sambal oelek
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbl spoon of mustard


  • frying pan & sauce pan
  • a big saladbowl
  • garlic press


  1. Bring water, salt and olive oil to a boil in a saucepan. Add couscous and stir quickly. Turn off the heat and cover.
  2. Cut cucumber, cherry tomatoes, feta, smoked paprika into pieces/cubes. Make sure you peel and seed the cucumber and tomatoes.
  3. When the couscous is ready, combine it with the vegetables in a big saladbowl.
  4. Fry shrimps in some olive oil and add sambal, salt & pepper and some garlic to your taste on a medium-high heat.
  5. Flip and cook 2 minutes on the other side until they just beginning to turn pink.
  6. Add the shrimps to the couscous.
  7. Mince fresh mint and almonds and add this too.
  8. The last stap: dressing. Mix some olive oil, lemon juice, pepper, salt and mustard and you’re dressing is ready! Add more salt or pepper to your taste.
  9. Mix everything up together and… That’s it!.

 Seriously, you can wake me for this!! Let me know when you made the recipe!




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Hi there! My name is Lenna. I’m a dutch Nutrition & Dietetics student, recipe developer and a lover of real, simple and balanced food.

Currently, I’m in recovery from an eating disorder and I have this blog to show the world there’s always a way out. My goal is to inspire others with my story and recipes and to give support to create a healthy relationship with food. Thanks for stopping by, I hope inspire you in one way or another! LET’S SPREAD THE LOVE FOR FOOD!

xx Lenna

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