Couscous Salad With Roasted Vegetables

Vegetarian
Health score
42%
Couscous Salad With Roasted Vegetables
45 min.
10
485kcal
41.85%sweetness
93.99%saltiness
28.98%sourness
32.92%bitterness
64.45%savoriness
100%fattiness
100%spiciness

Ingredients

  • cups regular couscous 
  • cups chicken stock see hot boiling for regular
  • tablespoons olive oil extra virgin extra-virgin
  • 0.5 cup sun-dried olives chopped
  • tablespoons basil pesto bought
  • tablespoons balsamic vinegar 
  • pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • cup feta cheese crumbled
  • medium zucchini sliced
  • medium to 3 sized squashes yellow sliced
  •  bell pepper red seeded cut into pieces
  •  crimini mushrooms sliced
  •  garlic clove minced
  • cups butternut squash cut into cubes
  • 0.5 cup onion red cut into pieces
  • cups asparagus cut into pieces
  • 10 servings olive oil extra virgin extra-virgin
  • 10 servings balsamic vinegar 

Equipment

  • oven
  • pot

Directions

  1. Put the couscous (Israeli pearl couscous) in a pot and pour over the hot stock and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the stock is absorbed. (You do not have to cook the western style couscous which is pre-steamed and instant.)
  2. Preheat the oven to 400* F. Grease an ovenproof dish with nonstick spray. Arrange the vegetables, except the asparagus in a single layer in the prepared dish and drizzle with olive oil. Roast for about 20 to 25 minutes until the vegetables are done but still crisp - add the asparagus after the first 10 minutes of roasting and stir the vegetables slightly. When the vegetables are done sprinkle with a little balsamic vinegar.
  3. When the couscous are done stir in the extra-virgin olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto to make the couscous moist and fragrant.
  4. Add the balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  5. Add the roasted vegetables to the couscous and mix with the couscous.
  6. Add the feta cheese and mix with the roasted vegetables and couscous. This salad can be served warm or cooled down to room temperature and it is delicious served with beef or chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Calories485kcal
Protein9.69%
Fat52.87%
Carbs37.44%

Properties

Glycemic Index
39
Glycemic Load
19.73
Inflammation Score
-10
Nutrition Score
21.88347826087%

Flavonoids

Apigenin
0.02mg
Luteolin
0.1mg
Isorhamnetin
1.93mg
Kaempferol
0.43mg
Myricetin
0.02mg
Quercetin
5.68mg

Taste

Sweetness:
41.85%
Saltiness:
93.99%
Sourness:
28.98%
Bitterness:
32.92%
Savoriness:
64.45%
Fattiness:
100%
Spiciness:
100%

Nutrients percent of daily need

Calories:484.69kcal
24.23%
Fat:28.86g
44.4%
Saturated Fat:5.75g
35.93%
Carbohydrates:45.97g
15.32%
Net Carbohydrates:41.06g
14.93%
Sugar:10.55g
11.72%
Cholesterol:15.87mg
5.29%
Sodium:341.98mg
14.87%
Protein:11.9g
23.8%
Vitamin A:3912.91IU
78.26%
Vitamin C:39.56mg
47.95%
Manganese:0.7mg
35.15%
Vitamin K:31.22µg
29.73%
Vitamin E:4.27mg
28.45%
Vitamin B2:0.47mg
27.6%
Potassium:824.84mg
23.57%
Vitamin B3:4.69mg
23.43%
Phosphorus:231.08mg
23.11%
Vitamin B6:0.46mg
22.85%
Copper:0.41mg
20.6%
Fiber:4.91g
19.65%
Folate:72.28µg
18.07%
Vitamin B1:0.26mg
17.57%
Magnesium:64.9mg
16.23%
Iron:2.62mg
14.57%
Calcium:143.2mg
14.32%
Selenium:9.43µg
13.47%
Vitamin B5:1.31mg
13.06%
Zinc:1.6mg
10.68%
Vitamin B12:0.27µg
4.49%
Source:Foodista