Pumpkin, Couscous and Feta “Meal in a Bowl”.

Keeping loads of vegetables grilled/roasted to add to our lunches and dinners is such a life saver. All that I need to do later is to add a grain, some greens and some delicious cheese and within minutes there is a wholesome and nutritious “meal in a bowl” on the dinner table. There are no “I don’t know what to cook/ no time to cook” moments during the week, I can tell you that for sure!

The sweetness of the roasted pumpkin goes really well with the saltiness of the feta. I like to add a few fresh greens, nuts for crunch and couscous to make it a complete meal.

Pumpkin, Couscous and Feta “Meal in a Bowl”.

Ingredients

Makes 4 “Meal in a Bowl”

  • 900 grams pumpkin (with skin or 850 grams without skin)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp five-spice powder (or just some cinnamon powder)
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes
  • 2 ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • 250 grams couscous
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar or regular vinegar
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 200 grams of feta
  • A handful of greens
  • Peanuts or nuts of your choice for crunch

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Chop up the pumpkin into cubes and toss it into a baking tray along with olive oil, 1 tsp five spice powder, chilli flakes and 1 tsp of salt. Roast for about 40-45 minutes.
  2. While the pumpkin is in the oven, add ½ tsp of salt, 1 tsp five spice powder and paprika to the couscous and prepare the couscous according to the directions on the packet.
  3. Halve and finely slice the red onion and leave it to sit in a bowl along with the vinegar, 1 tsp salt, and sugar. Cut the feta into cubes.
  4. Assemble the bowl: Divide the roasted pumpkin and couscous equally into four bowls. Add the feta cubes, a handful of greens and onions to each one. Sprinkle peanuts on top.
  5. Toss well and enjoy!

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