Israeli Couscous with Summer Vegetables

Israeli Couscous with Summer Vegetables

Friends, the time is now: Get out there and seize the time you have left with fresh summer produce! Discover your local farmer’s market, stop at those road side stands for watermelon and sweet corn, join a CSA if you can. There is so much goodness out there for you to go and grab and bring back into your home and kitchen. And it will all taste like different renditions of the summer sun!

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I have been looking at CSA shares for a few years now, but haven’t signed up for one yet. Karl and I have been in a transitional phase of life and as soon as we can “settle” I will be all over a CSA share! If you are in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) area, let me know about your favorite ones in the comments. In the meantime, I can usually find great in season produce at my local co-ops.

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One of my favorite summer veggies are zucchini and summer squash. I have lost count of how many zucchini I have gone through this summer. One of my favorite recipes I came up with using them is this one. A light, zesty, summer salad. Perfection with a glass a white wine. Bonus points if you can eat it outside on a patio!

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Israeli Couscous with Grilled Vegetables
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Ingredients

  • 3 small summer squash, yellow and zucchini, sliced in ½ in slices
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, rinsed
  • 1 can of artichoke heart, drained
  • greens for serving
  • 1 cup of Israeli couscous, prepared according to package directions
  • Dressing
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • salt and pepper taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced flat leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Set oven to broil. Toss the squash and cherry tomatoes in a little bit of olive oil and spread out over a cooking sheet. Place in over on top rack for 12-15 minutes, check and stir every five minutes or so.
  2. Prepare the dressing while vegetables broil.
  3. Toss broiled vegetables, artichoke hearts, couscous, and dressing. Place on bed of greens to serve. Enjoy!
http://www.theartfulappetite.com/2016/08/22/israeli-couscous-with-summer-vegetables/

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