Sunday, 19 June 2011

No Croutons Required - Roast veggie mozzarella couscous salad


I've been meaning to participate in No Croutons Required, run by Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes and Lisa of Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen for ages and ages now, but because the deadline is before the very end of the month I always end up missing it. I'm also not the world's biggest fan of soup really, so winter months are difficult to think of a salad. I'll have to be more creative in the future!

This month, Jacqueline is hosting and has asked for soups or salads incorporating grilled or roasted vegetables. I love roast veggies so this one really appealed to me. I turned my veggies into a more substantial meal by adding giant couscous and some lovely mozzarella cheese. If you're somewhere chilly, this salad warms up beautifully and the mozzarella goes all gooey and melting... yum!


I roasted peppers, baby tomatoes, red onions and aubergines (almost had a red theme going there!) in the oven until tender then mixed them with some cooked giant couscous (another thing I'm quite keen on!). Season with a little salt, pepper and olive oil to taste, and there you have your simple roast veggie couscous salad. 

9 comments:

The Caked Crusader said...

Does giant couscous taste the same as the regular one? It looks great (and easier to load on my fork...which is the most important thing!)

Anne said...

The couscous looks great, love the giant sized version! Looks really tasty too with the mozzarella in!

Also thanks for the reminder!

Choclette said...

This sounds delicious, although I've not come across giant couscous before - intriguing!

Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

Oh, I have been looking out for giant couscous - haven't had a chance to try it yet.
Would love to try this when I get some as I am a big fan of roasted veg and mozzarella.

C said...

CC - Yes, pretty much the same as far as I can tell. But it needs boiling for a while, so perhaps more difficult to get flavour in than regular couscous where you can reconstitute in stock.

Anne - thanks, yours looks very tasty too!

Choclette - it's a Merchant Gourmet product - if you have a Waitrose local to you they should have it.

PDNFTA - roasted veg is great isn't it! Don't know where you can get giant couscous in Scotland - will ask my brother if he's seen it as he's in Aberdeen.

figjamandlimecordial.com said...

I adore roast veg AND couscous, so this is a great dish for me! Thanks C!

Joanna @ Zeb Bakes said...

I tried that giant couscous a while ago and I don't think I cooked it right, but I do like roasty veggies and I love the idea of the melted mozzarella. Yum yum!

Foodycat said...

A savoury dish? Are you feeling OK? It looks wonderful though!

C said...

Celia - it's very adaptable to whatever veg you've got too. Easy and perfect for family.

Joanna - I boil the couscous for longer than it says because I like it cooked through and found it wasn't evenly cooked after the recommended time.

Foodycat - occasionally I eat savoury food. Not often though.... Thanks for the compliment!

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