Photo: Jan Smith
4 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups couscous mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese)

Served over couscous, this vegetable-bean combination makes a complete one-dish meal with rich flavors of the Middle East. Add the Grilled Onion Raita (page 178) as a side dish, or serve with hot pepper sauce.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

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

Step 3

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in couscous and the next 5 ingredients (through cinnamon). Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

Step 4

Add couscous, tomatoes, and remaining ingredients except cheese to vegetable mixture; toss well. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

Ratings & Reviews

PamelaHalsey's Review

August 08, 2014
I also added black beans...the flavors are subtle but oh so savory.

MaryJJ's Review

May 23, 2012
This was good but needed more flair. I'm making it again with Kalamata olives and will mix in a little of the brine to flavor the couscous. I agree with needing more lemon juice. It's a good basic recipe and lends itself well tailoring to personal taste.

lhansen's Review

August 21, 2010
Definitely not my family's favorite recipe. It was rather bland.

lahejl's Review

August 08, 2010

AmberRose79's Review

June 17, 2010
WOW! The dish looked pretty good but I really wasn't expecting it to be anything to write home about. I was wrong -- this is a new summertime favorite! The feta topping was so yummy, I just put it out on the table so we could each get as much as we wanted. Will definitely make for guests.

MindyGoodall's Review

May 28, 2010
This was good, but not a hit with my family. They wished there was more couscous, and more lemon juice. Loved the grilled veggies though!