I am so in love with grilled veggies these days. I never really had it as I was growing up though. It is probably because my mom and gran always “cooked” their veggies until no recognition.
Carrots and mashed pumpkin and sweet potato where smothered in butter and sugar, green beans cooked with potato and mashed; also carrots, spinach and cabbage were made this way. Real boere veggies.
Don’t get me wrong – I still love my mom’s sweet pumpkin and mashed green beans now and then, but it kind of runs against the whole healthy & wholesome eating regime.
These days, veggies are steamed, blanched and stir fried to keep their freshness and crunch. My gran would probably complain that it is undercooked.
Grilled veggies are just such an easy way to “cook” veggies. It’s definitely healthier this way versus the butter and sugar way – and you can actually play around with a lot more flavors through adding spices and herbs.
So it is just fit to complement the new age veggies by serving it with delicious couscous and tender grilled chicken. This is a complete meal on its own – an easy, healthy and cheap dish that has two thumbs up in my books.
There are a good and a bad side to this dish of Chicken & Grilled Veg with Couscous. The good side is that it is relatively healthy and very wholesome. The bad thing: I had to finish it all on my own as hubby doesn’t eat veggies. What a delight, right?