Veganism, the plant-based diet, is enjoying increasing popularity around the world. And for a good reason. As people become more aware of their impact on the environment and animal welfare, it’s only natural to look at what we can do to make a positive change. In the world. In our lives. For our health. And it all starts with something as simple as our diet!
Research suggests that veganism can have many health benefits, if well planned. For those who have pursued a diet rich in meat and dairy for most of their lives, embarking on a vegan diet can be challenging. But with the right plant-based proteins, it doesn’t have to be.
What to have with vegan couscous?
Martino’s Al Naturale couscous line is a product we’re especially proud of. Developed from legumes and cereals grown in Italy, it is a nutritious alternative to durum wheat semolina and ideally suited for a vegan-based diet.
In fact, Martino’s Al Naturale couscous goes well with a variety of vegetables and spices. And these vegan recipes we’ve selected prove that you can find the energy boost you need with minimum effort!
Easy vegan couscous recipes
These 3 vegan recipes to refuel your body will boost your vitamin, mineral and fibre levels. So let’s stop relying on convenience and comfort foods and take the first step of a healthy, delicious journey together.
Authentic Couscous Gnocchi
Being an Italian brand ourselves, naturally, we’re excited about authentic Italian cuisine. And gnocchi is one of the quintessential Italian dishes you have to try.
Even if you’re following a vegan-based diet, there is no reason to deprive yourself of this little joy. That is, if you try Martino’s vegan-friendly couscous gnocchi.
You can prepare them with your choice of Martino’s couscous and experiment with sauces, flavours and textures you like. These couscous gnocchi go well with a variety of vegetables and don’t take too long to make.
You’ll find yourself feeling quite excited as your experiment in your kitchen with a recipe that is fun and easy to follow. Click here for the full recipe.
Healthy Cauliflower Turmeric Couscous
Cauliflower is a regular in all plant-based diets and not just because it’s so versatile, non-starchy, and contains a lot of fiber and other beneficial nutrients. The popular vegetable can be eaten raw, roasted, or riced, offering a lot of nutritional benefits.
In Martino’s cauliflower turmeric couscous recipe, we’re going with grilled veggies just because we think it really makes their flavour and texture pop.
This is a vegan recipe that is delightful in its simplicity as it is loaded with vegetables. Easy to make, Martino’s cauliflower turmeric couscous with grilled vegetables is a smooth blend of flavours that complement each other.
We’re especially fond of the added benefit that turmeric brings to this dish. Turmeric contains good amounts of minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc, and magnesium. What’s even more – Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Now you see what makes the cauliflower turmeric couscous dish so healthy and good for you.
If you’re looking for an immunity boost, this turmeric couscous with roasted vegetables is your go-to recipe. Click here for the full recipe.
Traditional Chickpeas Couscous with Vegetable Caponata
Another traditionally Italian dish you simply must try is the Caponata. Coming from sunny Sicily, it is packed with flavour and comes in so many shapes and forms!
In our version of the Sicilian Caponata, we combine Martino’s Al Naturale chickpeas couscous with vegetables and roasted hazelnuts to create an explosion of flavours and textures!
Martino’s chickpeas couscous with vegetable Caponata and hazelnuts recipe combines carrots, zucchini, and roasted hazelnuts to keep the dish zesty and crunchy. It’s your go-to recipe for trying a little vegan slice of Sicily without having to leave the comfort of your own kitchen.
And while we’re still huge fans of the original Caponata, this simple version is our way of honouring our Italian heritage in a way that gives our vegan customers a look into the richness of Italian cuisine.
These aren’t just 3 great vegan couscous recipes to refuel your body. They’re great vegan recipes period. From spicy vegetable couscous to traditional Italian dishes with a twist – they’re sure to please everyone. Click here for the full recipe.