Saffron Roasted Vegetable Couscous

4 servings
  • 2 red peppers, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1 yellow squash, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1 zucchini, cut into 1-inch dice
  • 1/4 pound haricots verts, cut on the bias into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • Pinch saffron
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups couscous
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • SAFFRON ROASTED VEGETABLE COUSCOUS Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the vegetables in a medium baking dish, toss with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes until vegetables are just cooked through. Bring vegetable stock, saffron and 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil in a medium saucepan, let boil for 5 minutes, until saffron blooms and colors the stock. Add the couscous, stir, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until all liquid is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Place couscous in a large bowl, add the roasted vegetables and parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with salmon and ancho chile-ginger sauce. Garnish with diced red pepper and cilantro.

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