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Salmon with Apricot Couscous Recipe

Looking for an easy Salmon with apricot couscous recipe? Learn how to make Salmon with apricot couscous using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kimballdl

Makes 4 servings



This was so good. The flavors of the salmon, cashews, cilantro, and apricot went together so well.

Recipe Ingredients for Salmon with apricot couscous

1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
3 scallions, sliced, greens and whites separated
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup whole-wheat couscous
1 pound salmon fillet, preferably wild Pacific, skinned

Recipe Directions for Salmon with apricot couscous

  1. Preparation

  2. # Preheat grill to medium-high or position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler.

  3. Combine yogurt, scallion greens, lemon juice, cilantro, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  4. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add apricots, ginger, the scallion whites and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add water and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover and let stand until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

  5. Meanwhile, rub salmon with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. If grilling, oil the grill rack (see Tip). If broiling, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. Grill or broil the salmon until browned and just cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Serve with the couscous, topped with the yogurt sauce and cashews.

Categories

Fish, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 296.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
462
Calories from Fat
165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.3g
28%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
73mg
24%
Sodium
538mg
22%
Potassium
674mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
39.5g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
3.6g
Protein
32.8g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 10% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
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