Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous

By Meridian - 26751

  • 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

  • 1/2 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 and cut into 4 portions

  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted cashews

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

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

  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add apricots, ginger, 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.

  4. Meanwhile, rub salmon with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. If broiling, coat a broiler pan with cooking spray. If grilling, oil the grill rack (see Tip). 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.

  5. Makes 4 servings

Nutritional Facts

Per serving
571 calories
21 g fat (4 g sat
9 g mono)
68 mg cholesterol
65 g carbohydrate
34 g protein
10 g fiber
526 mg sodium
776 mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus
Vitamin A (25% daily value)
Potassium (22% dv)
Vitamin C (20% dv)
Magnesium (15% dv)
excellent source of omega-3s.
3 1/2 Carbohydrate Servings
3 starch
1 fruit
3 lean meat
1 1/2 fat
To toast chopped cashews
cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat
stirring constantly
until fragrant and lightly browned
2 to 4 minutes.

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