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Recipe: Vegetable Couscous


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Step away from the pigs in blankets, mince pies and festive cheese – if you want to indulge for the remainder of the year, now is the time to pay a moment of attention to your pre-Christmas health. You’ll thank us for it later... promise.

Serves 4

Dish: Large glass or ceramic casserole dish


1 large onion, finely chopped

1 large courgette, thickly diced

225g green beans, trimmed

1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced thinly

1/2 small cauliflower broken into florets

400g can of chickpeas, drained

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp turmeric

Salt and pepper to taste

300 mls hot vegetable stock

350g couscous


    1. Place all the above ingredients except the couscous in a large casserole dish.  Cover, place on the glass turntable and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 15-20 mins or until the vegetables are tender.
    2. Pour 450 mls of boiling water over the couscous. Allow to stand for 10 min. Cover and cook on MEDIUM MICROWAVE for 5 mins or until warm.
    3. Separate the grains with a fork and stir in the vegetables.

For more ideas on how to create quick and healthy meals with the Panasonic Sensor Microwave check out the Panasonic Faster Chef Challenge videos.

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