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Roasted Veg Couscous

Roasted Veg Couscous - Lots of fresh vegetables simply roasted in the oven with some store cupboard spices, combined with giant/pearl couscous then finished off with feta, fresh mint and a squeeze of lemon.
Course Side Dish, Side
Cuisine Australian, Modern Australian
Keyword roasted veg couscous
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 as a side
Calories 235kcal
Author Lee-Ann Grace | Chef Not Required

Ingredients

  • 250 g pumpkin chopped
  • 1 small red capsicum chopped
  • 1 small eggplant chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 tsp olive oil divided
  • 1 cup giant/pearl couscous prepared according to package instructions - see my notes for a tip for extra flavour
  • 50 g danish feta crumbled
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves - loosely packed thinly sliced
  • juice of a lemon optional

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 180c ff / 355f.
  • Take a large rimmed baking sheet, and place pumpkin, capsicum, eggplant, zucchini, tomato & onion into a rough pile on the sheet.
  • Sprinkle vegetable pile with ground cumin, garlic powder, salt & pepper and mix to coat - I use my hands for this.
  • Drizzle 2 tsp of olive oil over vegetables, then mix again to coat. Spread the vegetables out evenly on the baking sheet, and bake for 20 mins.
  • Remove from oven, sprinkle over the pine nuts and return to the oven for a further 5 mins.
  • Meanwhile, cook the couscous according to packet instructions (my tip for extra flavour in the couscous is to use vegetable or chicken stock instead of water).
  • Place the cooked couscous in a bowl, then add the roasted vegetables plus the extra 1 tsp of olive oil. Add crumbled feta and sliced mint, mixing lightly to combine.
  • Drizzle over lemon juice if using, and serve.

Notes

My tip for getting some extra flavour into your giant/pearl couscous is to prepare it using vegetable or chicken stock instead of water.
If you are not sure where to find giant/pearl couscous in the supermarket, in Australia it's in the dry pasta section.
*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*