Enjoying a full balanced meal for dinner is important.  This honey dijon salmon with veggie couscous is such a meal and so flavorful.  

You wouldn’t know you are eating fish – and salmon at that – with this delicious marinade.  It’s so good, you won’t know what’s happening, because you might start liking fish dishes.

Honey Dijon Salmon with Veggie Couscous

This meal is so good.  Not only is it salmon – which I personally love, but my husband isn’t the biggest fan – it’s got a wonderful veggie side dish as well.  Because of this marinade, we might have saved our marriage.  

Ok, that’s slightly dramatic, but I think I was able to convert my husband to like salmon and seafood dishes.  That’s a win in my book and makes thinking of dinner recipes so much easier!

Honey Dijon Salmon with Veggie Couscous

Do you ever struggle trying to come up with an entree and a side dish that go well together?  This combination is wonderful, yet different enough in flavors that your taste buds will love you.  It’s also pretty easy to make.  

Yes, you need to prep a bit ahead of time (just in marinating the salmon fillets), but baking it after its marinated is SO easy and your meal can be prepared in about 20 minutes.

You can put the salmon in the oven, and then start making the couscous – which is one of the easiest grains to make – and add the veggies to the couscous once it’s cooked.  

Honey Dijon Salmon with Veggie Couscous

Then, you will be ready to take the salmon out of the oven and you can enjoy your easy dinner.

If you are interested in other salmon recipes, check out this grilled salmon salad recipe.

*If you want to make this gluten free, just sub quinoa for the couscous and add the veggies to the quinoa.  We switch between couscous and quinoa a lot around here.

Honey Dijon Salmon with Veggie Couscous

To make this honey dijon salmon with veggie couscous:

Marinate the salmon

Place the salmon fillets, honey, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, garlic, and salt and pepper in a large ziplock bag.  Make sure to completely cover both of the salmon fillets with the marinade.   

Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees  On a prepared cookie sheet, place the marinated salmon fillets. Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or until cooked through.

Prepare the couscous

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the 1 cup of couscous to the water and stir. Remove from heat and cover.  Let it sit covered for 10-12 minutes.

Fluff with a fork after it’s done.  Add the grape tomatoes and parsley to the couscous. Serve immediately when the salmon is finished cooking.

Honey Dijon Salmon with Veggie Couscous

Honey Dijon Salmon With Veggie Couscous

This recipe is 5 SmartPoints per serving, 1 salmon fillet and 1/2 cup couscous.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood
Servings 4 servings
Calories 604 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets preferrably fresh
  • 2 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup couscous cooked (you can use quinoa for gluten free)
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • grape tomatoes halved

Instructions
 

Marinate the salmon:

  • Place the salmon fillets, honey, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, garlic, and salt and pepper in a large ziplock bag. Make sure to completely cover both of the salmon fillets with the marinade.  Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.

Cook the salmon:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • On an olive oil sprayed prepared cookie sheet, place the marinated salmon fillets. Bake for about 20 – 25 minutes or until cooked through.

Prepare the couscous:

  • Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the 1 cup of couscous to the water and stir. Remove from heat and cover. Let it sit covered for 10-12 minutes. Fluff with a fork after it’s done.
  • Add the grape tomatoes and parsley to the couscous. Serve immediately when the salmon is finished cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 604kcalCarbohydrates: 36.4gProtein: 46.7gFat: 29.3gSaturated Fat: 6.3gCholesterol: 108.3mgSodium: 161.7mgSugar: 8.7gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 12.4mg
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