Green Couscous & Shrimp

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This quick dinner recipe of couscous, white beans and shrimp is flavored with a potent parsley-and-basil dressing.

Green Couscous & Shrimp
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 2 cups loosely packed flat-leaf parsley

  • 6 large basil leaves

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 2 anchovy fillets, (optional)

  • 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp, (21-25 per pound; see Tips)

  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided

  • 2/3 cup whole-wheat couscous

  • 1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed

Directions
  1. 4 servings

  2. Place parsley, basil, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, anchovies (if using), capers, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.

  3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shrimp are pink and firm, about 4 minutes; transfer to a plate with a slotted spoon (leave any liquid in the pan). Return the pan to the heat, add 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  4. Fluff the couscous with a fork; stir in beans and half the dressing. Stir 1 tablespoon water into the remaining dressing. Serve the shrimp over the couscous, drizzled with the remaining dressing.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
365
Carbohydrates
43g
Fat
13g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
8g
Protein
26g
Cholesterol
143mg
Dietary Fiber
10g
Potassium
586mg
Sodium
569mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
2 1/2 starch
1 vegetable
3 lean meat
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
2 1/2
Vitamin C (78% daily value)
Vitamin A (56% dv)
Folate (36% dv)
Iron (24% dv)
Zinc (18% dv)
Potassium &amp
Calcium (17% dv)

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