Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Try It Tuesday : Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad

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)


    3 tbsp (50 mL) balsamic_vinegar
    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 eggplant
    1 zucchini
    1 sweet yellow pepper, quartered
    1 cup (250 mL) halved grape or cherry_tomatoes


In 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!!

1 comment:

  1. Nice photos! I enjoy them very much! Hope to see more photos soon