Grilled Salmon with Couscous, Beans, and Bell Peppers - A Vibrant and Wholesome Feast

Grilled Salmon with Couscous, Beans, and Bell Peppers - A Vibrant and Wholesome Feast

This vibrant and wholesome dish combines the succulence of grilled salmon with the heartiness of couscous, fiber-rich beans, and a dash of colors from the bell peppers.

It's a delightful recipe that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also nourishes the body with a variety of nutrients.


For the Grilled Salmon:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

For the Couscous, Beans, and Bell Peppers:

  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 can (15 oz) mixed beans (kidney beans, black beans or chickpeas), drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Marinate the Salmon:

In a bowl, combine extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, smoked paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.

Coat each salmon fillet with the marinade and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.

Preheat the Grill:

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Ensure the grates are clean and lightly oiled.

Grill the Salmon:

Place the marinated salmon fillets on the preheated grill. Grill for approximately 4-5 minutes per side, or until the salmon is cooked to your liking, with a beautiful sear on the outside.

Prepare the Couscous, Beans, and Peppers:

In a saucepan, bring vegetable broth or water to a boil. Stir in the couscous, cover, and remove from heat. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork.

In a large bowl, combine the cooked couscous, mixed beans, diced bell peppers, fresh parsley, fresh cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Mix well.

Serve and Enjoy:

Arrange a generous portion of the couscous, beans, and peppers on each plate. Top with a grilled salmon fillet and garnish with additional herbs.

Serve with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the salmon.

Optional Sides:

Complement your Grilled Salmon with Couscous, Beans, and Peppers with a side of green salad or steamed vegetables for a wholesome and balanced meal.


Perfect for gatherings or a special dinner at home, this dish is sure to leave you satisfied. It's healthy, nourishing and tastes great.

There might not be any left for seconds! 

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