July 22, 2012

Recipe: Grilled vegetables and couscous

I haven’t been posting as many recipes lately because we’ve been doing a lot of grilling and simple salads – nothing too exciting or worth sharing. But last night we changed it up a little bit by grilling my discount peppers (yay!) and zucchini from my garden, and adding it to some couscous! Total cost was under $5!


1 – 2 colored bell peppers – $0.33 each (discounted)

1/2 – 1 red onion – $0.40 cents

1 – 3 small zucchini – FREE from garden, but probably $1-2 if purchased in store

1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 cup couscous – This is available in bulk $1.78/lb at Winco

1 1/4 cup chicken stock – $0.50 – $1

Salt, pepper to taste

Optional – feta, kalamata olives


1.) Throw quartered vegetables into a large bowl and coat with olive oil, cumin and a sprinkle of salt.

2.) Grill vegetables on grill, about 15-20 minutes, until they are charred and softened slightly.

3.) Meanwhile, cook couscous according to instructions. Basically you boil 1 1/4 cup chicken stock (or water) and once it starts boiling, add couscous, remove from heat and cover. Let stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with fork.

4.) Once vegetables are done, dice finely and mix in with cooked couscous.

5.) I would have loved to add some feta for a little extra flavor to this dish.

Do you make a variation of this? What would you recommend we add or do to improve this? Here’s a variation of Grilled Vegetables with Couscous and Yogurt Sauce and I am a big fan of this Moroccan Chicken with Couscous which I posted in the past!

Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco – $13.59 (reg. $19.99) from Amazon.

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