This Italian Marinated Salmon with Couscous Recipe is a perfect, easy and healthy weeknight dinner recipe.

The salmon turns out so moist and flaky with the most delicious flavor. And when served over the whole wheat couscous, it makes for a very satisfying dish. If you are in a pinch, you can make this Weight Watchers salmon recipe even easier by just using a bottle of light Italian salad dressing instead of making the marinade from scratch. But since I like to avoid processed foods and preservatives when I can, I prefer to make the marinade myself.

Each serving is just 8 Points, and it pairs nicely with a light salad or roasted vegetables for a complete meal. Enjoy!

Italian Marinated Salmon with Couscous

Moist, flaky salmon that’s been seasoned with an Italian marinade, broiled, and served over a bed of warm, whole wheat couscous makes for one delicious Weight Watchers dinner recipe.


  • 1 1/2 lb salmon, cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper.
  2. Place salmon in a shallow dish and pour marinade over top, making sure to evenly coat all salmon pieces. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 1-3 hours.
  3. Prepare couscous according to package directions, and set aside. Bring a small pot of water to a simmer. Add in the peas, and cook just for about 3-4 minutes. Drain and then toss the peas with the cooked couscous, and season as desired with salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat broiler and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place salmon on the foil and spoon the remaining marinade over the salmon pieces.
  5. Place in oven and broil for about 8-10 minutes.
  6. Serve each piece of salmon over top 1/3 cup of couscous.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, High protein

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Calories: 363

Fat: 14g

Protein: 28.5g

Entire recipe makes 6 servings
Serving size is 1 4oz salmon fillet and 1/3 cup couscous
Each serving = 8 Points

PER SERVING: 363 calories; 14g fat; 24g carbohydrates; 28.5g protein; 4g fiber

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