Light fluffy couscous with a touch of olive oil with roasted veggies. Dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. A great vegetarian dish. A delight, summer or winter.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat your grill to a high heat, outdoor or indoor.

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  • Brush vegetables lightly with olive oil, and place them on the grill. Cook, flipping over occasionally, until just tender.

  • While the vegetables are grilling, bring water, salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and couscous to boil in a large pot. Once the water has come to a boil, remove the pot from the heat and let it stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork when done. Let couscous cool to room temperature.

  • Place couscous on a plate and top with veggies. Drizzle with a small amount of olive oil and Balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

224 calories; protein 6.6g 13% DV; carbohydrates 36.8g 12% DV; fat 5.5g 9% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 301.4mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2002
Okay...the first time around I made this as a side dish for some pork chops. My fiance said it was bland. There were leftovers since he wasn't fond of it (I thought it was okay). Anyways the next day I sauteed some tofu and threw the leftover couscous in making a vegetarian skillet dinner of sorts. It was awesome!! I highly recommend adding the tofu. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/02/2004
Good easy but needs a kick. I marinated the veggies in olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a short while before grilling. Then the left over oil mixture from the marinade I added to the cooked couscous which stepped it up a bit along with some pepper. The dish looks nice with the veggies laid out on top but still there was something missing. Serving with mango chutney was the answer and then the meal felt complete and satisfying. Read More
(10)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2002
Okay...the first time around I made this as a side dish for some pork chops. My fiance said it was bland. There were leftovers since he wasn't fond of it (I thought it was okay). Anyways the next day I sauteed some tofu and threw the leftover couscous in making a vegetarian skillet dinner of sorts. It was awesome!! I highly recommend adding the tofu. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2003
I added two chicken boullion cubes to the water which gave the couscous some flavor and used roasted tomatoes and red onions as that was all I had around. I sprinkled it with balsamic vinegar dressing which gave it some great flavor. It turned out pretty good...I will definately make this recipe again my three year old loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2009
The simple fact is that couscous IS bland. I'd rather have plain pasta. However if you play with it anyone can make couscous tasty. I like to chop up a bit of shallot and saute it a little in the olive oil- maybe a touch of minced garlic clove as well and then toss in the couscous and coat that too. Then the water (plus definitely a chicken boullioun cube). A touch of salt- up to you. Couscous is an eastern staple so add some easterny flavours when simmering. Add a pinch of cinnamon or turmeric or whatever. Like peas? Mix some in while simmering. I also like to add a bit of chopped green onion. Tease it any way you want but do something with it- just hints of this or that or it will be bland. And oh yeah- I did enjoy the recipie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2003
Very yummy and filling! I would drizzle the oil and vinegar on the veggies after you put them on the couscous to serve b/c ours was a little bland. I might add some salt and pepper too. But great and easy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/01/2004
Good easy but needs a kick. I marinated the veggies in olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a short while before grilling. Then the left over oil mixture from the marinade I added to the cooked couscous which stepped it up a bit along with some pepper. The dish looks nice with the veggies laid out on top but still there was something missing. Serving with mango chutney was the answer and then the meal felt complete and satisfying. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2002
This was pretty good. I actually cut the veggies up really small and mixed them in with the couscous. Thought maybe I could get my son to eat it but no such luck. Made a very nice side dish for my husband and I though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2008
This is one of our favorite side dishes! I've use all different kinds of vegetables and it always turns out great! Great way to use up veggies in the fridge. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
I made this tonight and it was simple and delicious. I roasted the vegetables even though the recipe says to grill them. I added salt pepper and ground Italian seasoning plus olive oil. The vegetables I used were: red bell pepper zucchini yellow squash cherry tomatoes yellow onion and sliced Crimini mushrooms. It was a very light and simple dish but made for a great tasting meal. Thanks for the idea I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2003
This was a little bland. While I will make it again I'll make some changes like using broth instead of water and adding some roasted onions with the other veggies. Read More
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