Homemade Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad
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Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad

Vegetable couscous salad is a combination of stir-fried vegetables, roasted chickpeas and couscous. This easy and light meal can be enjoyed as a side or main.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 176
Author: Julia

Ingredients

For roasted/stir-fried chickpeas:

For couscous:

For stir-fried vegetables:

  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Red Pepper
  • 1 Medium Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Small Zucchini
  • 2 Small Onions , quartered

Optional but recommended:

Instructions

For chickpeas:

  • In a wok, heat up the oil and add drained chickpeas. Stir-fry until for about 5 minutes or until nice and brown-ish. At this stage, stir in the paprika and stir-fry for a further minute or two. Make sure not to burn the paprika. Season with salt, pepper and stir in the Parmesan. Transfer into a bowl.

For couscous:

  • Cook the couscous according the package instructions. When ready, stir in the butter and season with salt and pepper to your taste.

For stir-fried vegetables:

  • While waiting for the couscous, dice the peppers and zucchini. Quarter the onions and separate the layers. Stir-fry these on high heat for a few minutes. Stir-frying should partially cook the veggies so there should not turn soft completely. They should be crunchy rather than soft.
  • Mix all the ingredients together, add crumbled Feta and chopped spring onions and serve!

Notes

  1. Either sweet paprika or smoked can be used here, depending on our preference.
  2. If you don’t have Parmesan, use Gran Padano or Pecorino instead.
  3. It doesn’t matter what color of peppers you use in this recipe. Use what you have on hand.
  4. The amount of veggies, couscous and chickpeas can be easily adjusted to your taste.
  5. This salad can be eaten warm or cold, as a side or meat-free main.
  6. This recipe can be easily halved.
  7. If you don’t have a wok, use a non-stick frying pan instead.
Nutrition Facts
Summer Vegetable Couscous Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 164mg7%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 920IU18%
Vitamin C 53.3mg65%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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