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Roasted veg & couscous

With thanks to Rosie & Fran for showing me how to make this many years ago.

Serves 2

Ingredients

An assortment of vegetables. (I used 1 red onion, a bulb of garlic, 2 carrots, a pepper, a small aubergine and a courgette)
Olive oil
A handful of pine nuts
2-3 tbsp clear honey
1 lime
About an inch of fresh ginger
Couscous

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6.
  2. Rough chop the vegetables into fairly large chunks (bear in mind that they will shrink while cooking). Leave the garlic cloves whole. 
  3. In a large roasting dish, toss the vegetables and pine nuts in olive oil and cook in the oven for about an hour.
  4. While they're cooking, prepare the sauce: Mix the honey, grated ginger, zest of the whole lime and juice of half the lime in a cup. You might want to add more honey if you find the taste a little sharp for your liking.
  5. Once the vegetables are done, prepare the couscous according to the packet instructions.
  6. Serve by the layering the couscous, then the vegetables. Drizzle the sauce over the top. Meat eaters might like to serve this with a grilled chicken breast or some lamb skewers.
This recipe tastes even better made with vegetables from Community Harvest Whetstone :)
Roasted veg and couscous in bowl





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