Couscous and Shrimp Pesto Salad with Parmesan Cheese

Couscous and Shrimp Pesto Salad with Parmesan Cheese

prep time

minutes
cook time

minute
servings
6

Ingredients











Cooking Instructions

1

In a medium saucepan, prepare couscous according to package directions, omitting olive oil. Fluff prepared couscous lightly with a fork; cool, uncovered, for 10 minutes.


2

Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, combine basil, nuts, cheese, olive oil and garlic; process for 1 minute or until smooth. In a large bowl, combine prepared couscous and pesto, tossing to coat evenly. Gently stir in shrimp and bell pepper. Cover; chill at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with lemon wedges and additional cheese, if desired.


Note: To toast nuts, heat skillet over medium heat. Add nuts; shake skillet frequently until nuts are lightly browned.


Variation: For more flavor, use roasted garlic and olive oil couscous mix.


Ingredients











Cooking Instructions

1

In a medium saucepan, prepare couscous according to package directions, omitting olive oil. Fluff prepared couscous lightly with a fork; cool, uncovered, for 10 minutes.


2

Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, combine basil, nuts, cheese, olive oil and garlic; process for 1 minute or until smooth. In a large bowl, combine prepared couscous and pesto, tossing to coat evenly. Gently stir in shrimp and bell pepper. Cover; chill at least 2 hours before serving. Serve with lemon wedges and additional cheese, if desired.


Note: To toast nuts, heat skillet over medium heat. Add nuts; shake skillet frequently until nuts are lightly browned.


Variation: For more flavor, use roasted garlic and olive oil couscous mix.


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