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Author Samah Dada

Ingredients

couscous

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 ½ cup Pacific Foods Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

roasted red pepper sauce

  • 2 red peppers halved with seeds and stem and membranes removed
  • 4 cloves garlic but will need full clove to roast
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup Pacific Foods Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ½ cumin

onions, tomatoes, kale

  • 1 white onion diced
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups kale
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ¼ tsp cumin

to serve

  • Parsley
  • Mint
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook couscous. Bring vegetable broth to a boil with olive oil. Add couscous and stir - turn off heat and cover until couscous absorbed the liquid and is tender. Fluff and set aside. 

  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lay the halved and deseeded red peppers on a baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Take the bulb of garlic and remove the main peel but allow the skin on the individual cloves to remain. Slice the top off so the tops of the garlic cloves are exposed. Place on the sheet as well and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil. Cover bulb in foil. Roast in the oven until the tops of the garlic are golden and the roasted red peppers have charred and the skin is a little wrinkled - about 20 minutes for the peppers, and about 30 for the garlic. 

  3. Allow the red peppers and garlic to cool slightly then transfer to a blender with olive oil, Pacific Foods Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth, salt, pepper, and cumin. Blend until sauce is very smooth and creamy. Set aside. 

  4. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and add diced white onions. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Cook until onions are golden and caramelized, and then add in the tomatoes. Sauté until tomatoes have just burst and the skins start to peel slightly. Add kale and sauté until wilted and tender. Season throughout. 

  5. Add red pepper sauce to the cooked couscous, and stir in the onion, tomato, kale mixture. Season with salt and pepper and serve with fresh herbs (I like parsley and mint here).