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Let's Make Roasted Vegetable Couscous
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This easy vegetable and grain dish makes a perfect side dish or vegetarian meal packed with roasted vegetables, creamy white beans, and couscous tossed in an easy balsamic vinaigrette.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups baby bella mushrooms, halved
  • 2 cups zucchini, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic (whole and unpeeled)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 14 oz canned white beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cups couscous
  • 1.25 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp basil, chopped
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Step 1Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini, bell pepper, red onion, and whole garlic cloves with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread out the vegetables and roast for 20 minutes.
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Step 2 Carefully open the oven and add the white beans to the pan, Give everything a stir (or shake) and return to the oven for 10 minutes.
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Step 3Meanwhile, prepare the couscous. Bring the vegetable broth to a boil. Stir in the couscous and cover. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes. Fluff with fork. If there is any extra liquid, drain it off. If the package directions differ from these, follow package directions since there are many types of couscous.
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Step 4To serve: Add the vegetables and all the juices from the baking sheet to the couscous. Stir in the fresh parsley and basil. Season with salt and pepper. If desired, serve with fresh lemon juice and an extra drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
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