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Minted Couscous Tabbouleh Roll

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Category: Sandwiches, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 3/4 c Plain couscous
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 Garlic clove; peeled
  • 2 tb Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1/4 c Fresh parsley leaves; packed
  • 1/4 c Fresh mint leaves; packed
  • 2 Scallions; cut into thirds
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 lg Flour tortillas; burrito
  • -size
  • 16 Leaves green leaf lettuce;
  • -or romaine
  • 1 lg Tomato; cut inhalf, sliced
  • 1 sm Kirby cucumber; cut in half
  • -lengthwise, sliced


1. Place the couscous and 1/2 tsp. salt in a large heatproof mixing bowl,
then pour in 1 cup boiling water. Cover tightly and let sit for 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, make the dressing. With the motor running, drop the garlic
and lemon juice into a food processor, then drizzle in the olive oil. Stop
the machine and add the parsley, mint, and scallions, pulsing several times
to chop roughly. Stir the dressing into the couscous and season with salt
and pepper. (If you plan on chilling the roll, salt it more heavily than if
you will be eating it at room temperature.)

3. To assemble: Heat the tortillas, one at a time, directly on a gas flame,
on a grill, or in a hot skillet, turning frequently, until hot and pliable,
5 to 15 seconds each. Or heat, stacked, in the microwave [see note]. Lay
down 3 to 4 lettuce leaves, topped with 1/4 of the couscous salad, and 1/4
of the tomatoes and cucumbers in a thick horizontal strip across the bottom
third of the tortilla, making sure the ingredients don't quite touch the
edges. Fold in the two sides and roll the wrap away from you. Complete the
wraps with the remaining ingredients. Or, if you prefer, prepare all at
once, assembly-line style. Cut in half on the bias.

Makes 4 wraps.

Substitutions: This makes a great lettuce wrap. Just skip the tortilla and
use large green leaf lettuce leaves instead.

Trim the Fat: This is a low-fat wrap if the oil is cut by 1 teaspoon.

Make Ahead/Take Away: Sealed in wax paper, foil, or plastic wrap and
refrigerated, the wraps keep well for up tp 6 hours. Serve at room
temperature or cold.

Microwave Note: "The microwave is a quick, convenient way to steam-soften
tortillas, because they can be done all at once. Stack the number of
tortillas called for in the recipe between 2 damp paper towels and
microwave until hot and pliable, about 10 seconds per tortilla. Timing will
depend on the power of your microwave, so keep a sharp lookout the first
time, and then you will have the timing down. (Note that some tortilla
brands are naturally wetter than others, so they do not require damp paper
towels.) Keep the tortillas covered as you are assembling the wraps."

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