Delicious Recipes

Sausage-and-Pepper Skewers

Posted on: 16/09/2015

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Prep time: 15 min

Inactive prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 15 min

Yield: 4 servings

Level: Easy

Ingredients

1 cup couscous

2 bell peppers (red and yellow), cut into chunks

1 (12-ounce) package chicken sausage (preferably garlic-flavored), cut into 1-inch pieces

1 large red onion, cut into chunks

1 cup cherry tomatoes

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup fresh parsley

1/4 cup fresh cilantro

4 scallions, roughly chopped

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Directions

Soak eight 8-inch skewers in water, at least 15 minutes. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high. Prepare the couscous as the label directs.

Meanwhile, toss the bell peppers, sausage, onion and tomatoes in a bowl with 1 tablespoon olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Thread onto the skewers, alternating the sausage and vegetables. Grill, turning, until the vegetables are slightly softened and the sausage begins to brown, 6 to 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, puree the parsley, cilantro and scallions in a blender with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, the vinegar and 2 tablespoons water. Season with salt and pepper. Brush the skewers with some of the pesto and continue to cook, turning, until the tomatoes are tender and the sausage is charred, 6 to 7 more minutes.

Toss the couscous with half of the remaining pesto and season with salt and pepper. Serve with the skewers and the remaining pesto, for dipping.

Per serving: Calories 396; Fat 13 g (Saturated 2 g); Cholesterol 56 mg; Sodium 356 mg; Carbohydrate 45 g; Fiber 5 g; Protein 24 g

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