Quick Greek Couscous with Shrimp

Couscous is one of the easiest starches you can find.  Couscous is basically a tiny pasta and takes on the flavor of whatever else is in the dish.  Recipe serves 4.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups uncooked couscous
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt

What you’ll do:

  • Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the couscous, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to the pan.
  • Cover, remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add one tablespoon of olive oil to the pan; swirl to coat.
  • Sprinkle the shrimp with 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  • Add the shrimp to the pan and saute for 3 minutes or until done.
  • Fluff the couscous.
  • Add the shrimp to the couscous.
  • Combine 2 tablespoons of olive oil, tomatoes, onions and olives in a large bowl.
  • Add the tomato mixture to the shrimp and couscous.  Toss to combine.
  • Serve each serving (2 cups) with 1 tablespoon of yogurt on top.

Recipe and image from Cooking Light.

So what are you waiting for…Get dinner on the table!


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