Grilled Vegetables in Balsamic Tomato Sauce with Couscous Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Grilled Vegetables in Balsamic Tomato Sauce with Couscous Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Grilled Vegetables in Balsamic Tomato Sauce with Couscous

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"The sweetness of grilled vegetables is balanced by a tart tomato sauce, which mixes perfectly with simple couscous. Preferably use a heavy grill pan. If you don't have one you can use a baking tray beneath an oven grill, or even roast the vegetables in a hot oven and then transfer them to a pan for the last part. But you will get more of the char-grill flavor if you use a pan. If you want to make more or less couscous, just use the same quantity of water as couscous. This dish keeps well, as the flavor of the vegetables seems to grow stronger. It is just as nice served lightly warmed for lunch as hot for a dinner, or use it as a cold dish in a selection of salads."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    35 mins

Directions

  1. Remove the seeds from the pepper, and chop into strips about 1 to 2 inches long. Cut the eggplant crossways into rounds about 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick, and cut each one into 6 to 8 even chunks. Peel the onion, and chop into 8 portions. Trim the zucchini, and cut into thick slices.
  2. Heat grill pan over a high heat with a generous splash of olive oil. When it is very hot, add all the vegetables to the pan. Press down occasionally to get grill lines across them. Turn occasionally to prevent burning. Cook for about 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are evenly browned and cooked through.
  3. Stir broad beans into the vegetables. Add chopped tomatoes, and vinegar. Simmer for a few minutes while the couscous is prepared.
  4. Place couscous into a medium bowl. Add boiling vegetable stock, and stir with a fork. Keep lifting the couscous occasionally to prevent it sticking. It only takes 2 to 3 minutes to become soft. Place couscous in a large bowl or serving platter, and serve the vegetables on top.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 01, 2007

This was wonderful!! I did make 2 substitutions, I replaced the egg plant with quartered button mushrooms and the broad bean with green pepper strips. I will definately make this again for a change of pace.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 22, 2003

If the vegetables were to be grilled on a regular grill instead of the stove then the recipe would be very good, however I thought the stove top didn’t do it justice.

 

63 Ratings

Oct 30, 2006

This is a great dish full of flavor. Wonderfully colorful too. I served this with Chicken Breast cubed up. On the side I had Berber Bread and Black Olives. Also served with my Moroccan Mint Tea. Reminds me of my Morocco.

 
Sep 23, 2003

I was disappointed in this dish. The sauce was overwhelming and none of the vegtables retained an individual flavor or texture.

 
Mar 21, 2007

Very delicious! I prepared this meal for my vegetarian friend, but I liked the dish as much as her. Great sauce, wonderful taste combinations. Pretty easy to make.

 
Jul 21, 2007

Outstanding! ( I added minced garlic and fresh basil during simmering for a little more zip.)

 
Nov 05, 2003

since i read the other reviews first, i cooked the vegetables shorter which helped keep the flavors, yet there were still "grill lines" - also I used just a few table spoons of flavorful tomato sauce instead of a can of plain tomatoes - that with the balsamic made a nice sauce. this definitely goes well with couscous, which i cooked in water (healthier) and still tasted great.

 
Jan 22, 2003

This tasted like vegetables with balsamic vinegar on them, which is fine if that's what you want. I probably won't make it again though. I also realized I don't like couscous very much, which certainly sways my opinion.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.2 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 10.9 g
  • 44%
  • Protein
  • 10.7 g
  • 21%
  • Sodium
  • 326 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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