Grilled Vegetables and Chickpeas with Couscous

Oxmoor House
Served with couscous, the veggie-bean combination makes a complete one-dish meal with rich flavors of the Middle East. Substitute Parmesan cheese for feta if you would like a milder cheese.
4 servings 1 1/2 cups couscous mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese (serving size: 1 3/4 cups couscous mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)


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1 large zucchini (about 8 ounces)
1 large yellow squash (about 6 ounces)
1 small green bell pepper, seeded and quartered
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and quartered
1 small onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 1 cup)
Cooking spray
1 cup water
1/2 cup uncooked couscous
3/4 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Dash of ground cinnamon
1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese


1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Cut zucchini and yellow squash lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices; coat squashes, bell peppers, and onion with cooking spray. Place vegetables on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until well browned. Remove vegetables to a cutting board; let cool. Chop bell peppers and onion into bite-sized pieces; place in a large bowl.

3. While vegetables cook, bring 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan; gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

4. Add couscous, tomatoes, and next 7 ingredients to vegetable mixture; toss well. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.


Young Chefs can:

Gather produce

Drain and rinse beans in strainer


Older Chefs can:

Halve tomatoes with adult supervision

Crumble and sprinkle cheese

Created date

August 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 245
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 9.1 g
Carbohydrate 39 g
Fiber 6.7 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Iron 1.7 mg
Sodium 333 mg
Calcium 86 mg