Spicy Harissa Cod & Couscous

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Spicy Harissa Cod & Couscous

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: dairy-free, seafood
Calorie: 300-400, Under 350, Under 400, Under 450, Under 500
Protein: 31+g, Over 20g, Over 25g
Fiber: 0-5g
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 320kcal


  • 1/2 cup Couscous (uncooked)
  • 1 Lemon (juiced, plus more for garnish)
  • 1 Garlic (cloves, minced)
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach (chopped)
  • Sea Salt & Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp Harissa
  • 1 1/2 Cod Fillet (skinless)
  • 2 tbsps Chicken Broth


  • Cook the couscous according to package directions. Add lemon juice, garlic, and spinach once it's finished cooking. Stir to wilt the spinach. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, spread the harissa over the fish.
  • Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the broth and fish to the pan and cook for four to six minutes. Gently turn and cook for one more minute or until the fish is just cooked. Time may vary depending on the thickness of the filet.
  • Divide the couscous and fish evenly between plates. Drizzle with more lemon juice if desired and enjoy!


  • Leftovers

    Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to three days.
  • Serving Size

    One serving is equal to approximately half of a cod fillet and 1 1/2 cups of couscous with spinach.
  • Additional Toppings

    Fresh herbs like cilantro, chives, and/or parsley.
  • Gluten-Free

    Use quinoa in place of couscous.
  • Fillet Size

    One cod fillet is equal to 231 grams or 8 ounces.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 180mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2884IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg

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