Food Recipes Salmon With Lemon-Cilantro Vinaigrette 4.1 (81) 5 Reviews Quick, easy, delicious, and healthy—what more could you want? By Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry Sara Quessenberry is a recipe developer, food stylist, and cookbook author with nearly two decades of experience in the culinary arts. She was a food stylist and recipe developer at Real Simple for five years. She's currently the food director at doitDelicious.com. Highlights: * Food director at doitDelicious.com * Collaborates with Jessica Seinfeld on recipes for her cookbooks and website * Wrote an award-winning cookbook, The Good Neighbor Cookbook Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 2, 2015 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jose Picayo Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 4 servings Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe We've listed salmon among the 30 healthiest foods to eat every day, so to up your nutrition game, you can hardly do better. We pair this seafood superstar with cooked couscous, and then drizzle both with a vinaigrette flavored with fresh cilantro and brightened with lemon juice. This dish comes together so quickly, it'll easily become a weeknight staple. Serve with a veggie and crusty bread for a balanced, nutritious, delicious meal. 4 Nutritious Reasons to Add Salmon to Your Meal Rotation Ingredients 1 10-oz box couscous (1½ cups) 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 skinless salmon fillet (1¼ lb), cut into 4 portions ½ teaspoon paprika Kosher salt and black pepper ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 4 scallions, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Directions Cook couscous according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season salmon with paprika, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper, and then cook until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side. In a bowl, combine cilantro, scallions, lemon juice, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Drizzle over the salmon and couscous. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 556 Calories 19g Fat 55g Carbs 42g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 556 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 24% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 90mg 30% Sodium 441mg 19% Total Carbohydrate 55g 20% Protein 42g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.