Vegan Couscous and Broccoli Bowl

15 Aug

couscous_broccoliOne more recipe from Vegetarian Times, this is vegan dish. It doesn’t have a photo at the magazine, and I know some people who don’t bother themselves cooking something they don’t see on the photo, so I do it for you.

Did not change much from the original recipe, just didn’t add nuts, and didn’t add the oil to the broccoli. I guess that brought down the calorie count per serving by about 30 cal. 372 cal per serving in the original version.

I like it a lot but it doesn’t leave me full, so I’m not sure I’ll be cooking it often. But definitely will use the sauce recipe for something else

So here is it:


  • 1 ½ Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. tomato paste
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 jarred roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ cup loosely packed parsley leaves
  • ½ Tbs. balsamic vinegar

Couscous and Broccoli

  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat Israeli couscous
  • 1 lb. broccoli, chopped into 1-inch florets
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. lemon juice

1. To make Sauce: Heat oil in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add tomato paste, and sauté 30 seconds. Add onion and salt, and sauté 10 minutes. Add red peppers, garlic, and paprika; cook 5 minutes. Transfer to food processor, and purée with parsley and vinegar.

2. To make Couscous and Broccoli: cook couscous according to package directions.

3. Steam broccoli 5 minutes, or until tender. Toss with oil and lemon juice in bowl. Divide couscous among bowls. Top with broccoli, then 3 Tbs. Sauce.


One Response to “Vegan Couscous and Broccoli Bowl”


  1. Stuffed Vegan Eggplant with Lentils and Millet | Alina G Karaman - August 17, 2013

    […] This is one of my favorite dishes! Big in volume, low in calories (370 per serving), tastes great! The original version is here. I found that if to follow original recipe, it makes too much stuffing, so I post here 1/2 to 2/3 of what they suggest. And for the sauce I used this time the one I made for Couscous and Broccoli Bowl […]

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