Shrimp Couscous Salad

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For a beautiful, flavorful cold salad and a wonderful variation from the standards, try this easy and delicious couscous. Shrimp and tomatoes are tossed with couscous and feta cheese, then dressed in a garlic vinaigrette. Always a hit, and never goes to waste.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups couscous

  • 2 cups water

  • ¾ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 ½ pounds cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Pour water into a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes, then immediately fluff with a fork. (otherwise it will clump). Set aside to cool.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  3. In a large salad bowl, toss together the shrimp, cooled couscous, red and yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, parsley and feta cheese. Whisk vinaigrette to blend, then pour in about half of it over the couscous. Toss to coat, and add more dressing to coat thoroughly without drenching. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

530 Calories
28g Fat
39g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 530
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 194mg 65%
Sodium 570mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 62mg 311%
Calcium 219mg 17%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 436mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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