Cashew Salmon & Apricot Couscous

Number of Servings: 4 (299 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Cashew Salmon with Apricot Couscous

This dish looks fancy and tastes fancy, but each element is quite simple to prepare. The flavors come together beautifully for a wonderful meal to impress guests…or picky eaters.

Tip: To toast nuts, place in a dry skillet over medium heat and stir until just browned (2-3 minutes).


  • Yogurt Sauce:

    • ½ cup non-fat, plain yogurt
    • 3 scallions, sliced
    • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
    • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
    • ¼ tsp. cumin
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • ¼ tsp. pepper

    Apricot Couscous:

    • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
    • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots
    • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • 1¼ cups water
    • 1 cup whole grain couscous

    Cashew Salmon:

    • 1 lb. salmon fillet
    • ¼ tsp. salt
    • ¼ tsp. pepper
    • 2 Tbsp. chopped cashews, toasted


  1. Whisk together yogurt sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add apricots, ginger, and salt. Cook, stirring, until softened (2-3 minutes). Add water and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover and let stand until the liquid is absorbed (5 minutes).
  3. Place oven rack in the highest position and set broiler to high.
  4. While couscous absorbs water, rub salmon with salt and pepper. Broil the salmon, turning once, until it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145ºF (3-4 minutes per side).
  5. Serve salmon over the couscous, topped with yogurt sauce and cashews.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 299 g

Amount per serving
Calories 425
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 63mg 22%
Sodium 520mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3.5g 11%
Total Sugars 8g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 31g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 105.5mg 8%
Iron 2.2mg 10%
Potassium 880mg 20%
Vitamin A 36.3mcg 4%
Vitamin C 5.6mg 6%
Vitamin E 2.3mg 15%
Vitamin K 29.2mcg 25%
Thiamin 0.4mg 35%
Riboflavin 0.6mg 45%
Niacin 16.6mg 110%
Vitamin B6 1mg 60%
Folate 53.7mcg 13%
Vitamin B12 3.8mcg 160%
Biotin 8.3mcg 25%
Chloride 69.8mg 4%
Pantothenate 2.7mg 60%
Phosphorus 381.8mg 30%
Iodine 11.5mcg 8%
Magnesium 76.7mg 20%
Zinc 1.7mg 20%
Selenium 43.3mcg 80%
Copper 0.6mg 60%
Manganese 0.5mg 20%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 74mcg 160%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Salmon, Water, Couscous (100% Durum Wheat Semolina), Nonfat Plain Yogurt (cultured Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Onion, Dried Apricots (apricots And Sulphur Dioxide), Lemon Juice, Dry Roasted Cashews, Olive Oil, Ginger, Salt, Cilantro, Black Pepper, Cumin.

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