15 minutes before I picked the children up, it occurred to me that I had spent so long baking a cake, blogging/tweeting/Facebook updating about food; that I had actually forgotten to make anything for dinner!
It was swimming lessons and parents evening , so yet again I needed something I could just put in the oven. I had two packets of Aldi Roasted Vegetable Couscous in the cupboard. It just needed a little padding out. So here goes…………
- 2 peppers (I used green, but you can use any)
- 1 courgette
- 1 onion
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 2 garlic cloves (peeled and roughly crushed)
- 2 x 100g packets of Aldi roasted vegetable couscous
- 100g feta cheese
- 1 tbls olive oil
- 3 sprigs of rosemary
- 300ml boiling water
- Heat the oven to 200C or Gas 6
- Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds. Slice each half pepper into roughly 5 pieces and place in a roasting tin.
- Cut the ends off the courgette, slice in half lengthways and cut each length into thick chunks. Add to the roasting tin.
- Peel and roughly cut the onion into quarters and add to the peppers and courgettes, along with the garlic cloves and cherry tomatoes.
- Pour the olive oil over the vegetables and use your hands to ensure they are all coated.
- Put the rosemary sprigs on top of the vegetables. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Take the vegetables from the oven and take out the rosemary sprigs. Add both packs of the dried couscous and cover in 300ml of boiling water. Cover the tin in cling film so that no steam can escape. Don’t worry if the roasting tin is still hot, it will be fine. Leave for 10 minutes to allow the couscous to cook.
- Remove the cling film, add the crumbled feta cheese and serve.
Total cost: £2.55