Chargrilled Vegetables and Couscous Salad

Chargrilled Vegetables and Cous Cous Salad recipe - The Cooks Pantry


Michael Weldon


Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking: 10 mins


  • 1 x Ainsley Harriott’s Roast Vegetable Couscous
  • 1 eggplant, cut into 1cm slices
  • 1 red onion, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 Zucchini, cut into ½ cm slices
  • 1 red capsicum, cut into 4 even pieces/sides
  • 1 large flat mushroom, sliced
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • 2tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 4tbs Cobram Estate Light Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1tbs grain mustard
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Cobram Estate Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil – for couscous


  • Empty couscous packet into a bowl and pour 160ml of boiling water. Drizzle a bit of olive oil and stir. Set aside for 3-5 minutes until the water has absorbed. Fluff the couscous with a fork.
  • In a separate bowl, season all vegetables with a pinch of salt and evenly coat them in olive oil. On a hot grill plate with the stove set on high, cook each piece of vegetable until cooked through and nicely charred. Roughly slice vegetables further  and combine them with the couscous in a salad bowl.  Dress the salad with grain mustard, balsamic vinegar and olive oil, enough to give the salad a nice shine without drowning it in oil.  Lastly, mix the basil leaves through.
  • Serve salad with an extra drizzle of olive oil and extra basil leaves. Enjoy!

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