Today is my first "Try it Tuesday!!" I got 2 vegetarian cookbooks for my birthday so I thought I should try some recipes!! The first one I wanted to try was the grilled vegetable couscous salad. It was from The Vegetarian Collection by Canadian Living. It looked delicious!!!
This colourful salad makes a great summer side dish or vegetarian main course.
( I also found it online, HERE)
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
PreparationIn 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.
Here is how mine turned out:
It looked delicious..but I didn't have very good luck. As soon as I took one bite....I realized the vinegar was bad!! I hadn't used it in a while and didn't really know vinegar could go bad..but I think it did! I don't think it should have tasted like that! Anyway, I am going to try to make it again, after I buy some new vinegar!! If you decide to make it, let me know how it turned out!!