Spicy Vegetable Couscous and Bardolino wine: a 100% vegan recipe

We have decided to opt for a vegan recipe this time, in order to enrich our section of dishes that make for the perfect match with our Marchesini wines.  A dish that is easy to make and perfect for the summer season and that matches perfectly with our Bardolino wine:  spicy vegetable couscous.


  • 1 cup of  pre-cooked Couscous
  •  1 garlic clove
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 spoonful of extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1/2 litre of vegetable broth 
  • A pinch of salt to taste


  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of curry 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sweet paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coriander 
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder
  • A pinch of  cardamom
  • A pinch of ground cloves 
  • A pinch of chilli pepper

Your favourite vegetables.  We prefer it with carrots, yellow and sweet red peppers and courgettes.  

How to prepare this spicy vegetable couscous

This spicy couscous is very easy to make.  Start by washing and cutting the vegetables into spall pieces and salute them in a pan with a drizzle of olive oil and spices and then move onto the couscous.

Cook the couscous in a pan (with the lid on) with a garlic, fresh spring onion and olive oil base then add half of the vegetable broth (about 250ml) and the vegetables.  When the 10 minutes are up, add the remaining broth and cook until all the liquid is completely absorbed.

Turn of the heat and leave the lid on the pan for another 5 minutes: this will make the couscous swell.  Turn with a fork after the 5 minutes and at this stage add a little more olive oil.

The dish is now ready to serve and is excellent when eaten both hot and cold. 

Vegan wine to match this couscous dish

This 100% vegan recipe deserves to be served with our Classic Bardolino DOC wine.  A summer wine best served slightly chilled.  This wine is a particularly elegant wine that can accompany any meal.  This is in essence the wine that we should always have on our tables.  Its spicy notes of cinnamon and cloves and its elegant flavour match spicy dishes perfectly and in particular this spicy vegetable couscous.

Furthermore, this wine is suitable for those who follow a vegan diet due to the fact that we do not use any products during the winemaking process of our Bardolino and also our Bardolino Rose that come from animal origin..

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