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Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Tagine

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups tomato mixture, 1/2 cup couscous, 1/2 cup grilled vegetables, and 1 tablespoon pine nuts)
"The idea for this dish came from a favorite restaurant offering. I changed it to fit what I had on hand at the time. I serve the tagine over couscous and top it with the vegetables. My family loves it." CLReader.

Ingredients

  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 red bell peppers, quartered
  • 1 green bell pepper, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 1/4 cup sliced pitted green olives
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 small red potatoes, quartered
  • Cooking spray
  • 2/3 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 462
  • caloriesfromfat 14 %
  • fat 7.1 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 3.2 g
  • polyfat 2.2 g
  • protein 15.8 g
  • carbohydrate 95.5 g
  • fiber 13.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 4.7 mg
  • sodium 574 mg
  • calcium 123 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cut red onion into 4 wedges, leaving root end intact. Place red onion, bell peppers, vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon oil in a zip-top plastic bag. Seal bag; toss well to coat.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add cumin, fennel, and cinnamon; sauté 1 minute. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup water, olives, raisins, black pepper, tomatoes, and potatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until potatoes are just tender.

  4. Remove bell peppers and red onion from bag, discarding marinade; place on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 10 minutes, turning frequently.

  5. Bring 1 cup of 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. Serve tomato mixture over couscous. Top with grilled bell peppers and red onions; sprinkle with pine nuts.