Citrus Scallops with Israel Couscous

May 18, 2015

Author Notes: The key to serving delicious, tender scallops is to never overcook them--otherwise they tighten up and get chewy. Served on a bed of garlic-scented Israel couscous, this dish is sure to please any crowd. This recipe was written by the Healthline Editorial Team: Healthline

Serves: 6


  • 1 16 oz box Israel couscous
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic, divided
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds large sea scallops
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
In This Recipe


  1. Cook couscous according to package directions, adding 1 teaspoon garlic and pepper to cooking liquid. Set aside, keeping warm.
  2. Heat a large skillet sprayed with vegetable cooking spray over medium-high heat. When hot add scallops and cook 2 minutes per side or just until golden brown and almost cooked through.
  3. Add remaining 1 teaspoon garlic, lime and lemon juices and zest and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and serve with couscous.

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