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Orange-Dijon Salmon With Almond-and-Herb Couscous

Orange-Dijon Salmon With Almond-and-Herb Couscous

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 495
Orange-Dijon Salmon With Almond-and-Herb Couscous
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 33


  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon orange marmalade
  • 1 1/4 pounds salmon, cut into four equal portions
  • 3/4 cup couscous
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the Dijon mustard, whole-grain mustard and orange marmalade. Place the salmon, skin side down, in a baking dish and spread the mustard-marmalade mixture evenly over the top of each piece; cook 12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small pot, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil; remove from heat. Stir in the couscous, cover and let sit 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and mix in the almonds, chives, parsley, mint, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and black pepper. Serve topped with salmon.


  • Why This Recipe Works to Reduce Stress: Vitamin C, which is in lemons and oranges, may improve mood and reduce stress.


  • Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to ease anxiety and depression.


  • The vitamin E in almonds can help lower blood pressure.

Nutrition Information

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 495 cal., 24 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 33 g carb. (3 g fiber), 35 g pro.


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