I'm all for making life a little easier and I often do side dishes that are combined into one. This time I took the rest of that Trader Joe's couscous mix that I used for the Spinach soup and combined it with zucchini and roasted tomatoes. Great with grilled chicken, lamb, or beef.
For the roasted tomatoes:
3 medium tomatoes, round ends sliced off and then cut in half
olive oil for drizzling
2 cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper
Place the sliced tomatoes on a baking sheet, sprinkle on the garlic, salt and pepper and then drizzle with a little olive oil. Roast in a 300F oven for 2 hours.
2 cups couscous or couscous mix
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth plus extra if need
3 small zucchini diced about 3/4 inch
2 Tbl olive oil
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 green onions, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
In a large frying pan, saute the zucchini in the olive oil until just starting to brown. Cook the couscous according to package directions in the broth. Add the couscous to the zucchini and extra broth if mixture seems dry. Gently stir in the tomatoes, feta, and green onions. Salt and pepper to taste. Makes 6 generous servings.
Note: Make this ahead of time and reheat in the microwave, adding a little more broth , if needed.