Broccoli, Red Pepper and Asparagus with Hoisin Sauce and Couscous

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This broccoli with hoisin stir fry is a fabulous vegetarian recipe that includes asparagus and red pepper too for extra vitamins. Served on a bed of couscous it makes the perfect weeknight dinner.



  • 500g (1lb 2oz) asparagus
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) broccoli
  • 240g (½lb) couscous
  • 30ml sesame oil (or else olive)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) hoisin sauce
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) soy sauce
  • dash of Tabasco sauce, optional
  • sesame seeds, for garnish


  1. Parboil the asparagus and broccoli (separately) in salted boiling water until just tender, then drain.
  2. Place the couscous in a large serving bowl, pour over the stock, cover with cling film and leave to soak for 5 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan and add the garlic and peppers. When the peppers have softened a bit, add the asparagus, broccoli, hoisin, soy and Tabasco to the pan. Mix all the vegetables and sauté until it’s done to your preference.
  4. Remove the cling film from the couscous bowl and fluff using a fork. Serve the vegetables on top of the couscous.


  • If you are wheat/gluten intolerant, use rice instead of couscous.
  • If necessary, fry the vegetables in batches.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stir Fry
  • Cuisine: Chinese


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 262
  • Sugar: 12.9 g
  • Sodium: 965 mg
  • Fat: 8.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Fiber: 7.8 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g

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