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Sun-dried tomato pesto and lemon do double duty to season both the salmon and the couscous in this healthy one-pan dinner recipe. Serve the salmon with extra lemon wedges and a dollop of plain yogurt, if desired.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2018

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active:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Zest lemon and reserve the zest. Cut the lemon into 8 slices. Season salmon with salt and pepper and spread 1 1/2 teaspoons pesto on each piece.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the fennel; cook until brown on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reduce heat to medium and repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and fennel. Transfer to the plate. Add couscous and scallions to the pan; cook, stirring frequently, until the couscous is lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in broth, olives, pine nuts, garlic, the reserved lemon zest and the remaining 2 tablespoons pesto.

  • Nestle the fennel and salmon into the couscous. Top the salmon with the lemon slices. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until the salmon is cooked through and the couscous is tender, 10 to 14 minutes. Garnish with fennel fronds, if desired.

Tips

Tip: Most salmon--wild and now some farmed--is considered a sustainable choice). For farmed, ask for fish that's raised in land- or tank-based systems. For more information about sustainable seafood, go to seafoodwatch.org.

Nutrition Facts

543 calories; protein 38.3g; carbohydrates 46g; dietary fiber 7.6g; sugars 6.5g; fat 24.1g; saturated fat 3.6g; cholesterol 67.3mg; vitamin a iu 1572.3IU; vitamin c 23.5mg; folate 56.3mcg; calcium 150.8mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 76.3mg; potassium 1160.5mg; sodium 440.7mg.
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