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Old 05-04-2014, 10:25 AM   #1
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Israeli Couscous with Grilled Vegetables and Vinaigrette

Israeli Couscous with Grilled Vegetables and Vinaigrette

Couscous
1 cup Israeli couscous
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced (divided use)

Vegetables
1 onion, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick (divided use)
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and quartered
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and quartered
1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and quartered

Vinaigrette
1/4 cup champagne or white wine vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. fresh thyme -- minced
1 tbsp. fresh parsley -- minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

Chop one quarter of the onion. In a saucepan, heat one tablespoon of olive oil and saute one clove minced garlic (reserve other clove for dressing) and the chopped onion. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous and cook till couscous is tender, about 10 minutes.

Toss remaining onion and peppers with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill 8-10 minutes or until tender. Dice into 1/4-inch pieces.

In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, thyme, parsley, salt, pepper and reserved minced garlic. Whisking constantly, drizzle oil into dressing. Combine couscous with grilled vegetables; drizzle with dressing and toss to combine.

Servings: 6
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:14 AM   #2
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I think Jerusalem artichokes are the perfect accompaniment to Israeli couscous
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:31 AM   #3
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Oh that does sound good. I've printed the recipe as a PDF. I bet it would be good with brown rice if I can't find any wholewheat couscous.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:47 AM   #4
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When I was clearing out the old house I found an unopened poly bag of giant couscous at the back of a drawer. I threw it away because I could remember when and where I bought it........In the Safeway supermarket in Amman, Jordan, in 1992!!!!

I thought it might be just a tiny bit stale even though it was in a sealed bag.

I'm quite pleased to see that it's available in Britain now. I must try it in your recipe.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:52 AM   #5
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taxlady, like a lot of recipes, this one can take a lot of tweaking Use different herbs, or rice, or another small pasta like ditalini - it's all good.

Mad Cook, I hope you like it.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:49 PM   #6
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I love Israeli cous-cous. Thanks for posting the recipe.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:19 PM   #7
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Thanks GG, C&P'd. I'm changing up our diet and want several like this.
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:23 PM   #8
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PF--have you thought of black chickpeas? Supposedly 3/4 c a day lowers one's cholesterol level. I have dried black chickpeas on my shopping list for the next time I hit the Indian grocery store. And plan on making a black chickpea-Israeli cous-cous-arugula-red/green peppers, fresh fruit (pineapple or roasted strawberry) salad dressed with EVOO and lime juice, some fresh grated ginger. Might have to add some fresh mint. Don't have a recipe, just an idea....dehydrated some fresh pineapple the other night (do this at night because of our high power rates), OMG, wonderful--very pineapply (sweet) but am waiting for strawberry season because I've been reading about recipes with roasted strawberries and can't wait to try them. I do sometimes make Israeli cous-cous for my morning grain. Love the stuff. Can you get rice of the prairies? I know you would like it. It has more of an "oaty taste" than steel-cut oats and is chewy. It would make a nice grain in a salad. Yes, I have champagne vinegar, but bought some black vinegar last week--it would also be good with an Israeli cous-cous salad, provided I have any left--I keep adding it to my sodastream "club soda." My new favourite vinegar....
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Never heard of or seen black chickpeas, sure am interested in that. What is
black vinegar"? I need something for the soda stream water, too!
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I have Chinese black vinegar. Maybe CWS is referring to that. It has an interesting, complex flavor.
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Israeli Couscous with Grilled Vegetables and Vinaigrette [B]Israeli Couscous with Grilled Vegetables and Vinaigrette[/B] Couscous 1 cup Israeli couscous 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 2 cloves garlic, minced (divided use) Vegetables 1 onion, peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick (divided use) 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and quartered 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and quartered 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and quartered Vinaigrette 1/4 cup champagne or white wine vinegar 1 1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. fresh thyme -- minced 1 tbsp. fresh parsley -- minced 1/2 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. black pepper Chop one quarter of the onion. In a saucepan, heat one tablespoon of olive oil and saute one clove minced garlic (reserve other clove for dressing) and the chopped onion. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous and cook till couscous is tender, about 10 minutes. Toss remaining onion and peppers with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill 8-10 minutes or until tender. Dice into 1/4-inch pieces. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, thyme, parsley, salt, pepper and reserved minced garlic. Whisking constantly, drizzle oil into dressing. Combine couscous with grilled vegetables; drizzle with dressing and toss to combine. Servings: 6 3 stars 1 reviews
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