Salmon with Couscous Recipe

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


Submitted by aoi_tsuki

Makes 4 servings



Moist, succulent salmon is placed atop a bed of light, flavorful couscous, and then crowned with a dollop of sour cream-dill dressing. If you prefer a creamy honey-mustard dressing, simply mix 2 Tbsp of Dijon-style mustard and 1 tsp of honey with the sour cream.

Recipe Ingredients for salmon with couscous

1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
4 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 cup couscous
1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
2 cups vegetable broth, reduced sodium
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried dill

Recipe Directions for salmon with couscous

  1. Place the broth, onion, bell pepper, and parsley in a 4-quart pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the salmon fillets, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the fish can be easily flaked with a fork.

  2. Transfer the fish to a plate, and cover to keep warm.

  3. Bring the poaching liquid to a second boil over high heat, and stir in the peas and couscous. Cover and remove from the heat. Let sit for 5 minutes.

  4. Place the sour cream and dill in a small bowl, and stir to mix well. Set aside.

  5. Divide the cooked couscous among individual plates. Top each portion with a salmon fillet and a dollop of dill dressing, and serve immediately.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 419.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
592
Calories from Fat
201
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.3g
34%
Saturated Fat
4.5g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
112mg
37%
Sodium
443mg
18%
Potassium
827mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates
45.5g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
15%
Sugars
6.0g
Protein
48.1g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 53%
Calcium 9% 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
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
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