Seafood Couscous Salad

Looking for a flavorful seafood dinner? Then check out this salad that’s made using couscous, shrimp, scallops and veggies - featuring hints of Middle Eastern and French cuisine.

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 1 hr 50 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 6

Ingredients

3
cups water
1 3/4
teaspoons salt
1
lb. shelled deveined uncooked medium shrimp
1
lb. bay scallops
1
tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1
(10-oz.) pkg. couscous
1/2
cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2
cup fresh lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
medium cucumber, peeled if desired, seeded and chopped
1/2
cup chopped green onions
1/2
cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4
cup chopped fresh basil
6
leaves leaf lettuce
6
lemon wedges
  • 1 In large saucepan, bring water and 1 teaspoon of the salt to a boil. Add shrimp and scallops; cook 2 to 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink and scallops turn opaque. Reserve 2 cups of the poaching water; place in medium saucepan. Drain seafood; rinse with cold water to stop cooking. Refrigerate seafood until serving time.
  • 2 Meanwhile, bring reserved 2 cups poaching water and 1 tablespoon oil to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in couscous. Cover; let stand 15 minutes.
  • 3 Remove cover; fluff couscous with fork. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 4 In medium nonmetal bowl, combine 1/2 cup oil, lemon juice, pepper and remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt; mix well. Add cucumber, onions, parsley, basil and cooled couscous; mix well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until serving time.
  • 5 When ready to serve, line plates with lettuce. Spoon couscous mixture evenly onto lettuce. Top each with seafood. Garnish with lemon wedges.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    490
    (
    Calories from Fat
    200),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    22g
    22%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    135mg
    135%;
    Sodium
    760mg
    760%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    43g
    43%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    31g
    31%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    35%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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