Fig glazed halloumi nicely complements the roasted veggies in this delightful, summery bowl. Zesty couscous enlivens the whole experience, bringing that brightness that we love so much on a balmy evening!
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Sweet Bell Pepper
Red Onion, chopped
Before starting, preheat the oven to 450°F. Wash and dry all produce.Garlic Guide for Steps 5 and 6 (dbl for 4 ppl): 1/8 tsp mild, 1/4 tsp medium and 1/2 tsp extra! Add 6 cups water and 1 tsp salt to a medium pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. While water comes to a boil, peel, then mince or grate garlic. Cut zucchini into 1/2-inch rounds. Core, then cut pepper into 1-inch pieces. Finely chop parsley. Zest lemon, then cut into wedges. Cut halloumi into 1/2-inch cubes. Rinse halloumi in a strainer, under cold water, then pat dry with paper towels.
Add zucchini, peppers, onions and 1 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Season with Italian Seasoning, garlic salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Roast in the middle of the oven, stirring halfway through, until tender, 14-16 min.
While veggies roast, add couscous to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6-8 min. Drain and return couscous to the same pot, off heat.
While couscous cooks, heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add halloumi to the dry pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown, 4-5 min. Reduce heat to medium-low, then add fig jam and 1 tbsp water. Cook, stirring often, until fig jam thickens slightly and coats halloumi, 1-2 min. (NOTE: Don't overcrowd the pan. Cook in 2 batches for 4 ppl, using half the fig jam and 1 tbsp water for each batch.)
While halloumi cooks, whisk together yogurt and 1/8 tsp garlic in a small bowl. (NOTE: Reference garlic guide.) Squeeze a lemon wedge over top (dbl for 4 ppl). Season with salt and pepper, then stir to combine.
Add lemon zest, 1/8 tsp garlic and 1 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to the pot with couscous. (NOTE: Reference garlic guide.) Season with salt, then stir to combine. Divide couscous between bowls. Top with roasted veggies and halloumi, then dollop with garlic sauce. Sprinkle parsley over top and serve with lemon wedges, if desired.