I’m starting to get on the “bowl” bandwagon! I’ve made a few here and there in the past (my 100 Days of Real Food: On a Budget cookbook has both “Burrito Bowls” and “Deconstructed Spring Roll Bowls” in the school lunch section), but lately, as I’ve been trying to think of new tasty, HEARTY, vegetarian dinner ideas, I just keep coming back to this concept. This Greek roasted vegetables with couscous bowl is just that!
Vegetarian Greek Vegetables With Couscous Bowl
Also, you can, of course, easily add in some meat if you want! There are just dozens and dozens of options when it comes to putting dinner bowls together, including this couscous bowl, which is the fun part about it (in my opinion).
Reasons I Love Dinner Bowl Recipes:
- Great for busy families (like us!) who often have activities right smack-dab in the middle of dinner (happens three nights a week at our house this school year). This is a super easy meal to cover and save for those who get home late or need to eat early.
- Works very well as leftovers whether you’re eating at home or need to pack up some lunch to-go (that you can eat cold or reheat—tasty either way).
- Very easy to make these into hearty meatless meals, although it’s super easy to add meat as well if you want!
- There are loads of options between the base (couscous for this recipe), toppings, and sauce. If your people don’t love the first combo you try, simply try again with some different flavors!
- Lastly, if you keep the veggies separate while roasting, then everyone can pick and choose what they want. I don’t mind if my kids skip over half of what’s on these baking sheets because they will end up with at least some produce on their plate—I mean in their bowls, haha. It also means I was able to include olives, which my husband and I love—but both our children despise.
Here are the veggies ready to go in the oven!
What’s your favorite “bowl” that you’ve tried? My husband and I loved this couscous and vegetable combo below, so I definitely see more of these in our future!
15 thoughts on “Greek Roasted Vegetables With Couscous”
Is there a way to make the sauce non dairy?
A family favorite!! I could literally eat the sauce with a spoon. So good. We usually do a dallop of homemade hummus too!
Please can you put in the directions for cooking the couscous. It’s so helpful to have it all in one place. I buy it in bulk so there are no “package instructions” so I get frustrated having to search up another recipe on Pinterest just for that and the directions vary quite a bit. Keep this in mind for all posted recipes. Thanks so much. I appreciate you all.
So delicious and colorful! Already looking forward to having it again!
Suzanne, so glad to hear you love it. – Nicole
Absolutely love this recipe! My husband is a fan too (which surprised me since he loves his meat at dinner time). I take the leftovers for lunches. We’ve made this recipe a few times and the last time we were in a hurry and so I just mixed the greek yogurt with dried dill and it was very tasty as a sauce.
Awesome! Glad to hear everyone enjoyed it. – Nicole
This is an excellent recipe! My whole family loved it. Definitely adding it to our regular meal rotation!
I love this- and bonus- all 3 of my kids (9,11,13) do too! I use farro instead of couscous and add sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts, or whatever I have. So versatile and delicious!!!
I made this tonight. It was so tasty! I would suggest prepping all the veggies ahead to save time. Served it with tilapia & over quinoa…Delicious and not heavy!!
Made this tonight. Love the ease/speed in which it comes together, and the flexibility for kids to pick and choose their veggies and protein.
Thanks for a keeper!
HI! I am planning on making these bowls tonight, my question is with the couscous, I’ve made it several times and it tastes pretty bland and blah, can you give me any tips on how to boost the flavor of the couscous alone? I know the flavor will improve with all the delicious toppings, but I was hoping to work on making the couscous a bit better this time.
Hi Beth – This recipe has so much flavor that you don’t need to modify the couscous at all, but in general you can can use a variety of ways to add flavor to bland couscous. Try using homemade stock/broth instead of water, adding some herbs and spices, olive oil, or even raisins or dried appricots and almonds. – Jason
Hi! This comes at the perfect time. I was looking for a new recipe for the weekend! Can I substitute quinoa for couscous?
Yes, you can easily substitute quinoa for couscous. – Nicole