Here is a fresh easy dinner that you can pull together using whatever you have leftover in your panty and fridge. I roasted some veggies with lemons and then mixed with couscous and served with halloumi cheese and a quick yogurt sauce for dinner. The leftovers were great mixed in a salad for lunch the day after.
If you have picky eaters in the family, consider serving the components individually instead of mixing everything together. Sometimes children need to see all the parts of a meal and taste them one by one to get comfortable with new food.
Since I was anyway roasting and had some great flavors going on in my pan, I took the opportunity to add some potatoes to roast along with the veggies and soak up some of the yummiest. They will make a gorgeous potato salad later this week!
- Veggies for roasting – I used red snack peppers and sliced leeks
- One whole lemon (well-rinsed), sliced (leave the peel on)
- A few whole cloves of garlic
- A good shake of extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and peppar
- If you are not a vegetarian – chicken would be lovely cooked along with the lemons etc
- Cous cous (according to instructions on package, depending on how many portions you want)
- Chick peas, rinsed
- Feta cheese, crumbled
- Chop up your veggies and put them in an oven-safe dish together with lemon slices, garlic, salt and pepper and olive oil and mix (use your hands!)
- While your veggies are roasting, cook couscous according to package instructions, adding more water if necessary. Once it’s cooked, add a good knob of butter and use a fork to fluff.
- Add chick peas, crumbled feta and roast veggies to couscous, but remove the lemons first. Serve with grilled halloumi cheese and yogurt sauce.
- Yogurt (Greek is great but any plain yogurt will do)
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- Make a quick yogurt sauce by adding a squeeze of lemon juice and a little honey to a good dollop of plain yogurt. Salt and pepper to taste. Crumbled feta cheese is also nice in this.
For more family-friendly vegetarian cooking ideas, visit mini veg here.