Grilled Salmon & Citrus Pistachio Couscous Salad

grilled salmon

 

Yield

4 servings

Ingredients

Grilled Salmon:

4, 8-ounce Salmon filets

1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

 

Citrus Couscous Pistachio Salad:

Juice of 2 oranges

1 cup Reduced-sodium chicken broth

½ teaspoon Sea salt

1 cup Couscous

1 Cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced small

½ cup Chopped red bell pepper

½ cup Shelled pistachios, chopped

 

Dressing:

1 tablespoon White vinegar

2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil

4 Scallions, chopped

1 tablespoon Chopped fresh mint

Freshly ground pepper to taste

Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

For Couscous:

Cook couscous according to directions on box, using chicken broth in place of water.  Once cooked, add orange juice and salt and mix well.  Fold in cucumber, red bell pepper and pistachios.

For Dressing:

Mix all ingredients for dressing in bowl and whisk.

For Salmon:

Preheat grill or broiler.  Brush salmon with olive oil.  Place on hot grates or in grill pan and grill 5-8 minutes per side, until it looks opaque and has a slightly rosy center when pierced with the tip of a knife.

Serve filets with couscous salad, with extra mint and lemon if desired.

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