For the past month or so, the hubs and I have been on a meatless meals quest. It wasn’t because of a new year resolution or a super-duper health kick, we kinda just ‘fell’ into it. Perhaps it’s a side effect of “middle ageing”. Yikes, who knows? However we are loving and very much enjoying our veggie-centric meals. No, we’re not vegetarians for sure, because a juicy steak, crispy bacon or korean fried chicken wins hands down, almost all the time.
It’s a strange sight to behold when our supermarket trolley is chock full of greens. We used to plan our meals around the meats. Now, we reverse the planning and the meats are mere side-kicks. For as long as this food phase of our lives lasts, I am grateful because we do have access to so much quality, fresh fruit and vegetables. And no one can argue that having more greens is bad for you right?
One of my favourite all-veg one dish meal to cook is roasted vegetables with cous-cous. I don’t even have a recipe for it, it’s that simple! Toss your choice of veggies in some olive oil, season and roast as you normally would. Meanwhile, cook up some cous-cous and when veggies are done, toss the two together. Dress in your favourite salad dressing, or perhaps try this garlic yogurt sauce, because it is utterly delicious!
Simple garlic yogurt sauce
(Makes about 4 serves)
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1 clove garlic (grated)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl thoroughly, adjust seasoning (salt, pepper, lemon juice) to your taste. Goes well in this dish, or as a dipping sauce for other veggies, kebabs, tacos, wraps and whatever else you can think of! Drizzle, dip, slurp and enjoy!