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    27th January 2009

    Roasted Vegetables with Chickpeas and Couscous

    posted in Fitness Food, Vegetarian |

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    Vegetarian Week continues here at We [Heart] Food, with this recipe (okay, it uses chicken stock, but you could replace with vegetable stock) from Fitness Food. Nothing too fancy here, just a huge plate of roasted vegetables over a bed of couscous and chickpeas.

    Lisa says:

    Waaahoooo!

    Chris says:

    I know, this is like your dream dinner!

    Lisa says:

    It’s true! It’s like a really good version of what I make at lunch at work.

    Chris says:

    Super simple, and you can do it in stages… while the first set of veggies is in the oven you can start cutting up the next set.

    Lisa says:

    It reminds me of that dish I made for a party a few months ago.

    Chris says:

    Oh yeah! I was just about to say this would be easy to bring to a party as a side dish.

    Lisa says:

    Tonight it works pretty well as dinner. :)

    Roasted Vegetables with Chickpeas and Couscous
    18 oz sweet potatoes, peeled and cut 1/2″ thick on the diagonal
    3 baby eggplant, cut into 3/4″ slices on the diagonal
    2 sprigs rosemary, leaves chopped
    oil spray
    2 zucchini, quartered lengthwise
    1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thick strips
    1 large red onion, cut into 8 wedges
    3 ripe Roma tomatoes, quartered
    2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    1 15 oz can chicken broth
    1 1/2 cups couscous
    1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
    1 handful mixed herbs (basil, green onions, oregano), chopped

    Preheat the oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and place the sweet potato and eggplant on the trays. Spray with the oil, add the rosemary, and toss to coat. Arrange in a single layer and bake for 15 minutes.
    Add in the zucchini, red bell pepper, and onion. Spray again with the oil spray and continue to bake an additional 15 minutes.
    Add the tomato wedges, drizzle with the vinegar, and bake for a final 15 minutes, or until all of the vegetables are tender.
    Meanwhile, heat the stock in a saucepan to boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in the couscous. Cover and set aside for 3 minutes, then return to a low heat and fluff with a fork for 2-3 minutes to separate. Add the chickpeas and most of the herbs. Serve the vegetables on warm couscous. Garnish with extra herbs.

    4 Servings

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    There are currently 7 responses to “Roasted Vegetables with Chickpeas and Couscous”

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      On January 28th, 2009,Chuck said:

      Nothing better than a simple healthy dish. I love everything on this plate. The balsamic vinegar sounds interesting.

    2. 2
      On January 28th, 2009,Hélène said:

      I could survive on roasted veggies. Great idea to serve with the chickpeas and couscous.

    3. 3
      On January 29th, 2009,Ana said:

      As wonderful as it may be, it can’t be vegetarian if it has chicken broth! A vegetable broth would be much better!!

    4. 4
      On January 29th, 2009,Chris said:

      Yep — use veggie broth to keep it Vegetarian…

    5. 5
      On January 30th, 2009,Stella said:

      Question from a beginner cook: when do the chopped rosemary bits come in?

    6. 6
      On January 30th, 2009,Chris said:

      Stella — I updated the recipe. It goes along with the first baked batch of veggies.

    7. 7
      On January 31st, 2009,Stella said:

      Thanks! :)

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