Tested till perfect Grilled Vegetable Lentil Couscous Salad
Grilled Vegetable Lentil Couscous Salad
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Grilled Vegetable Lentil Couscous Salad

Satisfy summertime hunger pangs with a hearty salad filled with smoky grilled veggies, lentils and whole wheat couscous.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2009

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 2 2cloves garlic
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tspsalt
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupextra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp 3tbsplemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspground coriander
  • 2 2zucchinizucchinis
  • 2 2portobello mushrooms
  • 1 1sweet red peppersweet red peppers
  • 1 1yellow pepperyellow peppers
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupdried green lentils
  • 1 cup 1cupwhole wheat couscous
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupminced fresh coriander
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupcrumbled feta cheese
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On cutting board, finely mince and rub garlic with salt until smooth paste. In small bowl, combine garlic mixture, oil, lemon juice, cumin and ground coriander. Set aside.

Slice zucchini lengthwise into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices. Remove mushroom stems. Seed and quarter red and yellow peppers. Brush vegetables with 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the oil mixture. Place on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning often, until tender, 6 minutes for zucchini and 10 minutes for peppers and mushrooms. Let cool; coarsely chop.

Meanwhile, in saucepan of boiling salted water, cook lentils until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Place couscous in large heatproof bowl. Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water; cover and let stand until absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Add lentils, chopped vegetables, minced coriander, cheese and remaining oil mixture; toss to combine.

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Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 511 pro 19g total fat 23g sat. fat 5g
carb 65g fibre 13g chol 11mg sodium 671mg
potassium 1,023mg

% RDI:

calcium 11 iron 38 vit A 23 vit C 168
folate 78
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