Vegetarian Roasted Vegetables with Couscous

Couscous topped with roasted veggies in a balsamic vinaigrette by Getty Images
  • 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings

I love roasted vegetables - they're so healthy, easy and delicious, and when paired with couscous, as in this recipe, they make for a quick full meal, as couscous is just as quick and easy to prepare. For a vegan version, omit the feta cheese.

For extra protein, use quinoa in place of the couscous. Recipe by the Wheat Foods Council.

What You'll Need

  • 1 10-ounce box couscous
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 small yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 5 ounces feta cheese (optional)

How to Make It

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.

Prepare couscous according to package directions.

Combine bell peppers, zucchini and yellow squash. In a small bowl, whisk together the salt, pepper, garlic, seasoning, oil and balsamic vinegar and toss with vegetables.

Spread vegetables evenly in sheet pan and roast for 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Reserve left over marinade.

Allow vegetables to cool slightly, then toss with remaining marinade, couscous and feta cheese.

Servings: 6
Calories/Serving: 306
Nutrition: Each serving provides approximately: 306 calories, 1 g protein, 43 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 10 g fat (4 g saturated), 21 mg cholesterol, 26 mcg folate, 1 mg iron, 655 mg sodium.