Salmon and Couscous Bake

Looking for a hearty dinner? Then check out this baked pasta and salmon casserole that’s ready in 40 minutes.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 0 min
  • Servings 4

1
pound salmon fillets, about 3/4 inch thick
1
package (5.6 ounces) toasted pine nut couscous mix
1 1/2
cups hot water
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon dried dill weed
1
small zucchini, coarsely chopped
1
small yellow summer squash, coarsely chopped
1/4
teaspoon dried dill weed
Toasted pine nuts, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 350º. Spray square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches, with cooking spray. Cut fish into 4 serving pieces.
  • 2 Stir couscous, seasoning packet from couscous mix, water, oil, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon dill weed, the zucchini and summer squash in baking dish. Place fish on couscous mixture. Sprinkle fish with 1/4 teaspoon dill weed.
  • 3 Cover and bake 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and fish flakes easily with fork. Sprinkle with pine nuts.

Expert Tips

Many kinds of fresh fish can be substituted for the salmon. We recommend sea bass, snapper, grouper or haddock.

Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is low in fat and high in poly-unsaturated oils.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 3 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.