Summer Vegetable Couscous
Dress Up the Ordinary
6 as a side dish
Fragrant couscous studded with fresh corn, zucchini, and bell pepper. Serve it as a side for grilled steaks, chicken, burgers, or pork chops or add cooked chicken, shrimp, or meat to make it a meal.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 small zucchini (or 1 medium to large zucchini), diced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons Veggie-Stock Gold® dissolved in 2 cups hot water
1 10-ounce box couscous (1 1/2 cups)
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Salt and ground black pepper
Warm the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the pepper and cook 3 minutes more. Add the zucchini, corn, and cumin and cook another 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
Add the diluted Veggie-Stock Gold® and bring the mixture to a simmer. Remove it from the heat, stir in the couscous, cover the pan, and let it stand for 5 minutes.
Fluff the couscous with a fork, stir in the parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper.