Now that the sunny weather seems to have returned, all I want to do is eat summer food. This super quick and easy veg and cous cous is fresh, healthy and has a bit of a kick. This would be nice as a side salad at a barbeque or part of a mezze type dinner, but to be perfectly honest I just put it in a bowl and eat it in one sitting. Because it's such a simple recipe this would be very easy to scale up if you have more mouths to feed.
1/2 courgette, sliced into thin rounds
1/2 aubergine, sliced into thin rounds
1 red pepper, cut into thick slices
Olive oil for frying
100g couscous (I used wholemeal)
For the dressing:
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp chopped garlic
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
1/4 tsp dried mixed herbs
Black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp water
Lightly brush the veg with oil and griddle or grill on a high heat. It's all about the char lines!
Meanwhile, cook the couscous to packet instructions. I used vegetable stock for extra flavour (half a stock cube is plenty for this amount of couscous).
Mix together the dressing ingredients,
Let everything cool slightly, then toss it all together in a large bowl.
This is nice eaten whilst still a little warm, or straight from the fridge if you are storing for another day.