Couscous with stir-fried vegetables and basil
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A more attractive side dish would be hard to find. Keep this recipe in mind for barbecue season – it goes beautifully with grilled chicken, veggie burgers, fish or lamb.
1 1/4 cups
, or bouillon
finely chopped dried
, such as celery, carrots and zucchini
2 to 3 tbsp
, or lemon juice
- Place broth in a large microwaveable bowl. Microwave, uncovered, until boiling, about 2 minutes. Or boil broth in a saucepan. Then stir in couscous and apricots. Cover and set aside until couscous is tender, at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile, thinly slice onions.
- Heat oil in a wide non-stick frying pan set over medium heat. Add garlic and mixed vegetables. Stir-fry until done as you like, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle vegetables with paprika and cayenne, then stir until evenly distributed. Remove from heat. Stir in basil. Stir 2 tablespoons (30 mL) lime juice and onions into couscous. Taste and add more lime juice and a pinch of salt, if needed. Serve vegetables on top of couscous.
Nutrition (per serving)
- 7 g,
- 38.7 g,
- 2.5 g,
- 3.9 g,
- 238 mg.