Last week I was ellipticaling away (is that a word?) to Tyler Florence making whole fish stuffed with this amazing couscous mixture. Which for the record makes any ellipticaling easier if you know what I mean ;)

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But while dreaming of Tyler in his kitchen may seem like the perfect way to spend an afternoon to some, I couldn’t stop thinking about the couscous salad. Since I’m not about to go get some whole fish to stuff – believe it or not, but I do try to shop on a budget sometimes – I thought it would be a perfect with some shrimp or scallops. The flavors and textures of this salad were great: the crunchy beans and fennel, sweet and tart grapefruit. It was perfectly light and refreshing along side the scallops.

Couscous Salad adapted from Tyler Florence

  • Whole-Wheat Couscous – 3/4 cup dry
  • 1 grapefruit, segmented
  • 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lb green beans, blanched
  • 2 green olives, sliced (taster doesn’t like olives so it was just for me)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • seared scallops

Prepare couscous as directed. Set aside. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 2 minute and remove and place in ice bath.  Toss all ingredients and season with salt and pepper. Serve under scallops or alone.


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  1. Anna
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    Looks beautiful and delish! When can I come over for dinner?! :)

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  2. Anna
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    Looks beautiful and delish! When can I come over for dinner?! :)

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  3. savoringsarah
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 9:40 am

    This looks incredible!! I love me some Tyler…not only are his recipes ALWAYS unbelieveable, but shoooo, he is some man eye candy! ;)

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  4. savoringsarah
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 9:40 am

    This looks incredible!! I love me some Tyler…not only are his recipes ALWAYS unbelieveable, but shoooo, he is some man eye candy! ;)

    Reply

  5. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    Love Tyler!! I could do the elliptical all day watching him :)

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  6. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 5:04 pm

    Love Tyler!! I could do the elliptical all day watching him :)

    Reply

  7. Simply Life
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    I love couscous and this sounds like the perfect use for it!

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  8. Simply Life
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    I love couscous and this sounds like the perfect use for it!

    Reply

  9. Chelsea Ward
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

    Man, that looks delicious. The meal does too, of course. Haha.

    I bet the citrus flavor of the grapefruit and the seafood blend really nicely for that dish! Yum.

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  10. Chelsea Ward
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 8:41 pm

    Man, that looks delicious. The meal does too, of course. Haha.

    I bet the citrus flavor of the grapefruit and the seafood blend really nicely for that dish! Yum.

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  11. Holly
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    I LOVE TYLER FLORENCE. that man is a babe.

    i just heard about the earthquake in haiti – i am so sorry to hear that. i hope all the villagers, people and places you went/met are okay. lots of love to you :)

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    • anutritionisteats
      Jan 12, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

      You are too sweet, thank you so much. I have definitely been a little down since I heard the news.

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  12. Holly
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    I LOVE TYLER FLORENCE. that man is a babe.

    i just heard about the earthquake in haiti – i am so sorry to hear that. i hope all the villagers, people and places you went/met are okay. lots of love to you :)

    Reply

    • anutritionisteats
      Jan 12, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

      You are too sweet, thank you so much. I have definitely been a little down since I heard the news.

      Reply

  13. Karla
    Jan 14, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    I have a fat crush on Tyler Florence. This looks delicious too :)

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  14. Karla
    Jan 14, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

    I have a fat crush on Tyler Florence. This looks delicious too :)

    Reply

  15. Mo @ MommyRD
    Jan 16, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

    On a bright note, I made this dish tonight and it was fabulous. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except to sub shallot for the garlic, as that’s what I had on hand. Thanks for you wonderful posts!

    Thinking of you and all the beautiful people you met in Haiti at this time.

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  16. Mo @ MommyRD
    Jan 16, 2010 @ 9:13 pm

    On a bright note, I made this dish tonight and it was fabulous. I followed the recipe almost exactly, except to sub shallot for the garlic, as that’s what I had on hand. Thanks for you wonderful posts!

    Thinking of you and all the beautiful people you met in Haiti at this time.

    Reply

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