A Scrumptious Summer Supper
I wanted to share with you the lovely summer meal that Luke and I had Wednesday night. We grilled up Salmon Kabobs and made an amazing Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes. It was delicious, filling, and super healthy! I hope you will enjoy it as much as we did.
Grilled Salmon Kabobs
- 2 Tbs. – Fresh Oregano, chopped
- 2 Tbs. – Sesame Seeds
- 1 tsp. – Cumin, ground
- 1/4 tsp. – Red Pepper Flakes, crushed
- 1-1/2 Lbs. – Wild Salmon Fillet, skinned and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 – Lemons, very thinly sliced into rounds
- Olive Oil cooking spray
- Coarse Sea Salt, to taste
- 16 – Bamboo Skewers, soaked in water for 1 hour.
- Heat the Grill on Medium Heat, and rub Oil on the grates. Combine Oregano, Sesame Seeds, Cumin, and Red Pepper Flakes in a small bowl, mix well, and set aside.
- Use 2 parallel skewers and thread Salmon and folded Lemon Slices beginning and ending with salmon. You should yield 7 or 8 completed skewers.
- Lightly coat the salmon with the Olive Oil Spray, then season with Salt and the reserved spice mixture.
- Grill the Salmon Kabobs, turning occasionally, until fish is opaque throughout, about 8-10 minutes.
Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes Printable Recipe
- 1-Box – Israeli Couscous (whole wheat pearl couscous)
- 1-Bundle – Thin Asparagus Spears (reserve water from boiling)
- 1-1/2 Cups – Tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 Cup – Red Onion, finely chopped
- 1-1/2 – Lemons, juiced
- 1 Tbs. – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 Tbs. – Fresh Italian Parsley, chopped
- Coarse Sea Salt, to taste
- Fresh Cracked Pepper, to taste
- Slivered Almonds, optional
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Rinse Asparagus. Snap bottoms off to remove tough ends (If you bend the asparagus they will snap in the appropriate place).
- Place asparagus into the boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Remove with a large slotted spoon and rinse in a colander with cold water to stop cooking.
- Turn off burner and replace lid to the asparagus water. Reserve for later.
- Cut asparagus into 1/2 inch pieces.
- Chop Tomatoes (I used our homegrown regular sized tomatoes, but you could use grape or pearl tomatoes), Red Onion, and Italian Parsley.
- Place all chopped vegetables and herbs into a large bowl.
- Bring Asparagus Water back to a boil.
- In a skillet, add the Olive Oil and the Couscous (my box had about 1-1/2 Cups of couscous). Toast the couscous until lightly golden.
- Follow the directions on your couscous box for how much Boiling Water to use. the asparagus water will add extra flavor.
- Bring couscous to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer, and cover couscous.
- Simmer for about 10-12 minutes or until couscous has soaked up all of the water. If it sticks to the pan a little, you can add a tiny bit more of the asparagus water to loosen the couscous from the pan.
- Add the couscous to the other salad ingredients in the bowl, Salt and Pepper to taste.
- Serve the Salmon Kabobs hot off the grill.
- The Lemon Asparagus Couscous Salad with Tomatoes can be served directly after making, at room temperature, or chilled.
- We rounded out the meal with fresh sliced Avocado.
- Leftover salmon can be added to the couscous salad for a delicious lunch the next day. Warm the salmon or use it cold.
Please let me know how much you enjoy this
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That sounds amazing!! I never would have thought to make salmon kabobs…we’ll have to try it. 🙂
They are really delicious! 🙂
Let me know what you think of them.
Hi Lorelai. This looks delicious. I am having a bowl of grilled vegetable gazpacho for dinner. Very refreshing and also delicious. Thanks for sharing.
It is wonderful. We really enjoyed it. I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think. 🙂
If I hadn’t just had a very filling supper, it would make me very hungry. Looks so yummy. I never thought about making kabobs with fish, great idea. Thank you!
You’re welcome..give it a try sometime and let me know what you think. 🙂
This looks delicious Lorelai. I love Salmon and I love avocados. I might pass on the salad but want to eat everything else. Not a fan of asparagus.
Make the salad without the asparagus. The couscous is a nice alternative for something different. 🙂
This sounds (and looks) so delicious!
It was very yummy and a nice change from the usual! 🙂
That looks fantastic! I would have never thought to use the asparagus water for the couscous. I am definitely going to do this for dinner soon. Thanks for sharing the recipes! 🙂
I always use my boiling waters that way…it just adds another layer of flavor. I hope you enjoy it…let me know! 🙂
Next time I want an invite! 😉 YUM!
Stop on by anytime, Jen! 🙂
Looks easy AND yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing!
Very YUMMY! Give it a try…let me know what you think. 🙂
Ahhh… had grilled Salmon this evening, enjoyed it… but did not think about putting it on a skewer! All looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.
It was amazing. You’ll have to try this next time. 🙂
Right up my ally 😛 yum! Thank you!!
It’s a pretty good alley! 🙂
That sounds amazing! I WILL be trying that salmon!
Yeah! 🙂 Let me know what you think.
Perfect combination – salmon, asparagus and couscous – thanks for sharing!
Hi from Northern Ireland 🙂
I gladly welcome Northern Ireland to my humble blog!!! This really is an amazing meal. Give it a try and let me know what you think. 🙂
Good gracious, that looks and sounds amazing!!!
My lips are smacking just thinking about how yummy that was! 🙂
Looks delicious! I wonder if my kids would eat it?
My picky kid LOVED it! 🙂
Can’t wait to make this!!!!
You will have to let me know how it goes, Angie! 🙂
Hi Lorelai! Your dinner looks great! I love couscous (even though I find it impossible t eat w/o making a mess!) and the kabobs are a great way to jazz up salmon. Yum!
It was so delicious…give it a try and let me know what you think. 🙂
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Thanks for the link love! You have some great looking recipes. YUM! 🙂
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Thanks for the Link Love! 🙂
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Hi Lorelai! Making this for a big family gathering this week…how many does it serve? Will let you know how it goes :))
Jennifer, I hope everyone enjoyed! 🙂