Pearl couscous with roasted vegetables & chickpeas is a delicious side dish to make this week. It’s the perfect meal prep recipe filled with roasted veggies and lemony flavor.
Roasted Vegetable Couscous
Pearl couscous, aka Israeli couscous, are tiny pearls of pasta that make for a simple, weeknight side dish. You can spice them however you like, and toss them with your favorite vegetables.
This roasted vegetable pearl couscous dish is made with toasted pearl couscous, roasted vegetables, roasted chickpeas, and a few simple spices. The flavors are fresh and delicious, and pair well with any main course.
You can serve this dish cold, warmed or at room temperature. The chickpeas add some protein, so you can serve it on its own as a well-balanced meal, or top it with grilled chicken, salmon, or crumbled cheese for a boost of protein.
How to prepare the pearl couscous
Pearl couscous is easy to make and, unlike regular pasta, doesn’t require draining the water. For added flavor, you can toast the couscous in olive oil until it browns before adding the water, or you can purchase pre-toasted couscous to save an extra step.
Once it’s brown, you let the couscous cook in boiling water for about 15 minutes until all of the water is absorbed. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes, then fluff it with a fork.
The roasted vegetables add the perfect flavor to the couscous, and the spiced chickpeas add a nice hint of spice and protein.
I love serving this with crumbled feta cheese as a quick & easy lunch during the week.
Pearl couscous with roasted vegetables & chickpeas is an easy recipe to make for lunch or dinner. The longer it sits, the better it tastes so you can prepare it early in the week for a healthy meal prep. I can’t wait for you guys to try it!