Tricolour Vegetables on a Bed of CouscousCooking time: 10 minutesPrint recipe
Serves: Makes 4 servings

 A colourful addition to any dinner table full of vegetables and flavour! The couscous makes a great alternative to rice or pasta.


1 eggplant (about 1 lb/500 g) cut into ½-inch (1-cm) cubes (skin on)

½ tsp (2 mL) salt

2 tbsp (30 mL) peanut oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 zucchini (about 1 lb/500 g), trimmed and sliced

1 green pepper, thinly sliced

1 yellow pepper, thinly sliced

1 carrot, chopped

1¾ cups (425 mL) canned tomatoes, chopped

¾ cup (175 mL) unsalted peanuts

⅓ cup (75 mL) seedless raisins

2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste

1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander

1½ cups (375 mL) couscous

2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh coriander, chopped

freshly ground black pepper


Place chopped eggplant in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and toss to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes.

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes, or until softened. Add eggplant, zucchini, peppers and carrot; cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until softened.

Stir in tomatoes, peanuts, raisins, tomato paste and ground coriander, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook uncovered for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and mixture is slightly thickened.

Meanwhile, in another saucepan bring 1¾ cups (425 mL) cups water to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in couscous, cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork. Stir in coriander and pepper, to taste. Serve vegetable mixture over couscous.


Per serving: 667 calories, 21 g protein, 22 g fat, 96 g carbohydrates


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