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Mediterranean Vegetables with Couscous & Hummus Yoghurt

These Mediterranean inspired vegetables are quick and easy to make in an air fryer and delicious served with the creamy hummus and our Roasted Vegetable Couscous for a tasty lunch or light dinner. A great way to use up any vegetables you have in the fridge – so feel free to swap in some courgette or mushrooms etc. Also delicious with some feta crumbled over the top or as a side dish to grilled meats or fish.


Place the aubergine, pepper, onion and garlic in a bowl and add 1 tbsp of the oil, lemon zest and oregano. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Add a little more oil if you feel it’s needed (depends on the size of your veggies).

Spread out evenly in the bottom of your air fryer basket (use a crisping plate if you have one). Air fry at 190C for 10 minutes, tossing the vegetables halfway through. Meanwhile, add the tomatoes to the same vegetable bowl and toss to coat in any residue oil.

In a small bowl mix together the yoghurt and hummus and squeeze in lemon juice to taste. Season and set aside.

After the 10 minutes, toss the vegetables and add the tomatoes. Air fry for another 5 minutes or until roasted to your liking.

Meanwhile prepare the couscous according to the packet instructions and fluff with a fork.

Remove the garlic from the roasted vegetables, unpeel and mash/chop before tossing through the veg along with the torn basil leaves. Squeeze over a little lemon juice.

To serve, spread a spoonful of the hummus yoghurt off centre on 2 serving plates, spoon on some couscous to the side and top with the vegetables. Grate over lemon zest and season with pepper. Garnish with basil leaves.



  • 1 small-medium aubergine, trimmed and cut into 2 cm chunks
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into 2 cm chunks
  • ½ red onion, cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 cloves of garlic, unpeeled & lightly bashed
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juice and zest
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 8 cherry or baby plum tomatoes
  • handful of basil leaves, torn, plus extra for garnish
  • 1 x packet of Ainsley Roasted Vegetable Couscous
  • 2 tbsp reduced fat Greek yoghurt or crème fraiche
  • 2 tbsp shop-bought hummus
  • ½ lemon, juice and zest
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper