Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad
This recipe makes 4 servings
|Per serving: about||-|
|total fat||8 g|
|sat. fat||1 g|
- Portion size: 4
This colourful salad makes a great summer side dish or vegetarian main course.
3 tbsp (50 mL) balsamic_vinegar
2 tbsp (25 mL) prepared pesto
1 tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive_oil
1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
3/4 cup (175 mL) whole wheat couscous
1 can (19 oz/540 mL) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 green_onion, sliced
1 sweet yellow pepper, quartered
1 cup (250 mL) halved grape or cherry_tomatoes
In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, pesto, oil and pepper; set aside.
In large bowl, combine couscous with 3/4 cup (175 mL) boiling water; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork; fold in chickpeas and green onion.
Cut eggplant and zucchini lengthwise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices. Place eggplant, zucchini and yellow pepper on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until tender-crisp, about 10 minutes.
Cut eggplant and zucchini into 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide strips. Cut pepper into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes. Add grilled vegetables and tomatoes to couscous. Add pesto mixture; toss to combine.
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Source : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2007