Shrimp with Couscous



  • 1 cup dry whole wheat couscous
  • 8 oz. raw medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 4 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 12 sprigs fresh cilantro sprigs, chopped
  • ½ tsp. ground coriander
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)


  1. Prepare couscous according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Place shrimp in a large saucepan. Cover with hot water; cook, over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until shrimp is opaque and firm. Drain and chill shrimp in ice water. Set aside.
  3. Combine tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, cilantro, and coriander in a medium bowl; mix well.
  4. Add shrimp; toss gently to blend. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  5. Place couscous evenly on four plates and top with shrimp mixture.

Nutritional Information:

(per serving, ¼ recipe)

  • Calories: 261
  • Fat: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 87 mg
  • Sodium: 342 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 42 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 5 g
  • Protein: 19 g

Shrimp with Couscous

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