This better-for-you main-dish salad is quick, colorful and full of satisfying texture. To explore a variety of grains, substitute 3 cups cooked regular couscous, brown rice or quinoa.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

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  • Toss broccoli, peppers and onions with 2 tablespoons soybean oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place on foil-lined baking sheet.

  • Bake for 15 minutes until vegetables are tender and lightly browned.

  • Meanwhile, cook couscous according to package directions.

  • Place cooked couscous and roasted vegetables in large bowl. Pour vinegar and remaining soybean oil over salad and sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper; toss lightly until combined.

  • You may substitute 3 cups cooked regular couscous, brown rice or quinoa.

Tips

Serving Tips: Serve warm or cold as a side dish with grilled fish or chicken.

Nutrition Facts

305 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 38.3g 12% DV; fat 14.2g 22% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 216.7mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2013
Great. I only had regular couscous on hand and I cut it down to about 2 cups cooked. I had to add a little more balsamic and a little garlic salt and I was in love with this super easy dish!! Next time I'll double the recipe because as a main dish two adults and a two year old demolished this instantly:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2013
Made with quinoa and without bell pepper plus added some garlic salt per one of the other reviews. Very easy source of vegetarian protein! Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2013
Great. I only had regular couscous on hand and I cut it down to about 2 cups cooked. I had to add a little more balsamic and a little garlic salt and I was in love with this super easy dish!! Next time I'll double the recipe because as a main dish two adults and a two year old demolished this instantly:) Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2013
This recipe was great! It was missing a tiny bit of flavor so I added some garlic and onion powder (I wish I added fresh garlic!). I also added a bit more balsamic then the recipe called for. I also added a touch of soy sauce. Other than that it was delish! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/01/2013
Made with quinoa and without bell pepper plus added some garlic salt per one of the other reviews. Very easy source of vegetarian protein! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/03/2017
This recipe had so much potential but the balsamic vinegar completely killed it for me. The roasted vegetables were so delicious prior to dousing them with an oil / balsamic vinegar concoction. I will try the overall concept again but definitely will not use this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2014
This is great! I did use quinoa instead of couscous. I also added a beet because I needed to use it and I used olive oil rather than vegetable oil. Absolutely delicious. One of the best salads I've made! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/07/2014
This was gross and boring and far too much oil. Perhaps could be saved with some herbs and less oil? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2016
This is an outstanding recipe w. the following changes & additions: 2c. broccoli florets 1/2 ea. red & green pepper 1 sm.pkg. sliced Portobello mushrooms may take a little more balsamic & olive oil 1/2 quarter in. sliced zucchini cut in halves 3 cloves crushed garlic 1 sm. pkg. feta cheese crumbles chpd. fr. parsley salt & pepper to taste. Roast all vegetables! Use olive oil instead of vegetable vegetable broth instead of water to cook the quinoa. We Love Vegetables! Roast all of the vegetables according to the recipe instructions. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/14/2013
Not good at all odd flavor and texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2013
Made with brown rice in place of couscous. We had it for main coarse and the family ate every bite. Will make again. Added other fresh veggies I needed to use up. Read More
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