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Toasted Israeli Couscous Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 cup olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper

2 green zucchini, quartered lengthwise
2 yellow zucchini, quartered lengthwise
10 spears asparagus, trimmed
12 cherry tomatoes
1 red bell pepper, quartered and seeded
1 yellow bell pepper, quartered and seeded
1/4 cup basil chiffonade
1/4 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound Israeli couscous
4 cups salted vegetable stock or water, heated

1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mustard and garlic, slowly add the olive oil and whisk until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Pour 1/2 the marinade over the vegetables and let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. 
2. Preheat the grill. Remove the vegetables from the marinade and grill the vegetables until just cooked through. Cut the zucchini and peppers into 1/2" pieces, cut the tomatoes in half, cut asparagus on the bias into 1/2 inch pieces.
3. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat, add the couscous and toast until lightly golden brown. Cover the couscous with the hot stock and bring to a boil, cook until al dente and drain well. Place in a large serving bowl, add the grilled vegetables and herbs and toss with the remaining vinaigrette. Serve at room temperature.


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