Vegetarian Couscous

In the mood for a light and oriental dish? Then try this veggie couscous recipe (add some roasted chicken if you like). It’s so easy and quick to make.
We (Rahel, Laura & I) cooked it yesterday at Lauras place. It was a wonderful evening with a lot of laughing (we looked at some old pictures of us three – always funny and crazy to see how we changed).
(P.s…. take a look at the photo with the painting… stunning isn’t it? Laura’s mom made it! I’m so jealous!)

Ingredients for 4

  • 250g Couscous
  • 3 cups hot vegetable stock
  • 2 onions, chop and saute
  • 2 zucchinis (all veggies cleaned and cubed or slices)
  • 1 aubergine (ca. 300g)
  • 300g tomatoes
  • carrots
  • champignons
  • 500g natural yogurt
  • salt & pepper
  • a bunch of parsley
  • mint
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • lemon zest
  • paprika
  • Ajvar (relish made from red bell peppers – originates in the Serbian kitchen)
  • cayenne pepper

Preparation

  1. Saute onions with olive oil until golden brown.
  2. Add zucchinis, aubergine, carrots, champignons and tomatoes.
  3. Sautee just barely tender for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add spices, cover and simmer for another 5 minutes – stirring occasionally.
  5. In a large saucepan, cover the couscous with the broth. Bring to a boil, cover, remove from heat and allow to sit for a couple minutes, until couscous becomes light and fluffly.
  6. Pure the couscous, mint, parsley and butter over the veggies, mix and serve hot.

Yogurt Sauce

  1. Flavour the yogurt generously with lemon zest – & juice, salt, pepper, Ajvar, cayenne pepper, paprika and parsley. Serve with the couscous.

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