Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.
4, 8-ounce Salmon filets
1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
Citrus Couscous Pistachio Salad:
Juice of 2 oranges
1 cup Reduced-sodium chicken broth
½ teaspoon Sea salt
1 cup Couscous
1 Cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced small
½ cup Chopped red bell pepper
½ cup Shelled pistachios, chopped
1 tablespoon White vinegar
2 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
4 Scallions, chopped
1 tablespoon Chopped fresh mint
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Juice of 1 lemon
Cook couscous according to directions on box, using chicken broth in place of water. Once cooked, add orange juice and salt and mix well. Fold in cucumber, red bell pepper and pistachios.
Mix all ingredients for dressing in bowl and whisk.
Preheat grill or broiler. Brush salmon with olive oil. Place on hot grates or in grill pan and grill 5-8 minutes per side, until it looks opaque and has a slightly rosy center when pierced with the tip of a knife.
Serve filets with couscous salad, with extra mint and lemon if desired.
Citrus Pistachio Couscous Salad
Nutritional Information per Serving: 360 calories, 11 g protein, 15 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 47 g carbohydrates, 7 g sugars, 5 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 320 mg sodium.