Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Toasted israeli couscous with vegetables

I wanted to make something different that involved grilled vegetables, and this recipe seemed like just the thing. Grilled vegetables are combined with toasted israeli couscous and olives and tossed in a lemon balsamic vinaigrette. I did make a few changes to the recipe. I used pastina instead of israeli couscous because I already had it in the house. Also, the original recipe calls for grilled asparagus, but when I went to the store this week, asparagus was extremely expensive. I used extra zucchini instead. Also, I cut the amount of olive oil in the dressing way back, and used parsley instead of basil. This was really delicious - the grilled vegetables added a touch of smokiness, and the use of lemon zest in the dressing gives it a bright flavor. I bet other vegetables would be good in this too, like grilled eggplant or corn.

1 comment:

Randi said...

Can you give me some recomendations for inexpensive ethnic food restaurants in SF. Robin and I are coming in September. We'll be staying with friends in San Raphael.