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Roasted Vegetable Couscous

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 35 mins

Serves 4, costs under £3.00


  • 1 (160g) Red Pepper
  • 1 (160g) Yellow Pepper
  • 1 (100g) Courgette
  • 10 Medium (100g) Mushrooms
  • 1 Large (240g) Red onion
  • 2 Tablespoons (20g) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Pack (320g) Couscous
  • ¾ Pint (450ml) Water
  • 1 Reduced Salt (7g) Vegetable Stock Cube
  • 3 Medium (255g) Tomatoes
  • 1 Pinch Ground Black Pepper

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Please note the cost per serving may now be slightly higher due to rising prices in supermarkets.


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan oven / 380°F / gas mark 6.
  2. Peel the onion and deseed the peppers and then chop along with the courgette and mushrooms. Mix the vegetables with the oil in a roasting tin.
  3. Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, turning over after 15 minutes.
  4. Dissolve the stock cube in boiling water. Place the couscous into a heatproof bowl and add the hot stock, stirring to mix. Cover with a lid or plate and leave for 10-15 minutes then stir with a fork.
  5. Chop the tomatoes into chunks, remove the vegetables from the oven and add the tomatoes and couscous to the tin, mix together and add pepper as required.
  6. Return to the oven for a further 5 minutes to heat through, then serve.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 397g serving

Energy Kcals
Energy Kj
3.3 g
13.1 g
Total Fat
2 g
7.9 g
Saturated Fat
0.3 g
1.2 g
19.6 g
77.8 g
Total Sugars
2.9 g
11.5 g
NSP Fibre
1.6 g
6.4 g
12 mg
48 mg
0.0 g
0.1 g

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