Couscous Salad with Grilled Shrimp Scampi

couscous salad with grilled shrimp scampi
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  • 4Servings


  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 10 ounce box couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or water
  • Juice and grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 seedless cucumber, peeled and chopped


In a medium bowl, toss half of the garlic with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and the shrimp. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Skewer the shrimp, season with salt and pepper and grill, until cooked through, about 2 minutes on each side. Set aside.

In a microwavable dish, stir the couscous with the chicken broth and season to taste with pepper. Microwave the couscous on high for 4 minutes; fluff with a fork.

In a small bowl, stir together the lemon juice and lemon zest, the remaining garlic and the parsley. Whisk in the remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil and toss with the cucumber. Spoon the dressing over the couscous, adjust the seasoning and top with the grilled shrimp.