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Mediterranean Shrimp Couscous

 Mediterranean Shrimp Couscous
“This is a low fat, flavorful recipe that my family loves!” It's light and elegant and all the flavors work really well together; you'll be proud to serve this dish to your friends and family. Heather Carroll - Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.


  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked couscous
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large skillet, saute the shrimp, shallot and garlic in 1
  • tablespoon oil until shrimp turn pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, cook and stir the zucchini, wine, tomatoes and
  • capers until zucchini is tender. Add spinach; cook just until
  • wilted. Add broth and bring to a boil. Stir in couscous. Cover and

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Mediterranean Shrimp Couscous (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes or until liquid is
  • absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  • Whisk the lemon juice, vinegar and remaining oil; add to the pan.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup cheese, the seasonings and reserved shrimp mixture;
  • cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Sprinkle with
  • remaining cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 385 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 143 mg cholesterol, 619 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.