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Roasted Vegetable Couscous with Marinated Tomatoes

May  7, 2012
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  • Serves 4
What You'll Need
  • 2 portabella mushroom caps, gills removed, cut into ¼-inch pieces, about 2 cups
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into ¼-inch pieces, about 1 cup
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into ¼-inch pieces, about 1 cup
  • 1 medium yellow squash, cut into ¼-inch pieces, about 1 cup
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into ¼-inch pieces, about ½ cup
  • 3 tablespoons herb-infused oil, divided (feel free to substitute with olive oil)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered, about 1 cup
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup plain whole wheat couscous
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed, about ½ cup
  • 1 bunch fresh arugula leaves, about 3 cups
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 400º
  2. Place the vegetables onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and coated with cooking oil spray. Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over the vegetables. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper and dried basil. Toss to coat. Roast for 30 minutes.
  3. Place the cherry tomatoes into a small bowl. Pour the balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon olive oil over top. Season with salt, pepper and crushed red pepper. Stir until all the tomatoes are covered. Let sit for 25 to 30 minutes. Stir tomatoes every 5 minutes or so to help the flavors marry together.
  4. Add the couscous into a medium pot with lid. Stir in the vegetable broth and the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the couscous to a boil over medium high heat. Cover the pot with a lid. Remove the pot from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork to break up any clumps.
  5. To assemble the dish, place a handful of arugula on a plate. Top with couscous and roasted vegetables. Top with mozzarella chunks and the cherry tomatoes with their dressing. Drizzle with additional oil and sprinkle with basil to make the flavors pop!

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