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Mediterranean Shrimp and Couscous Saute
with kalamata olives / artichoke hearts / feta

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

Packed with some of our favorite Mediterranean ingredients, this shrimp and couscous saute comes together in a flash.
Smarts: This is a great meal for using up leftover vegetables, so feel free to add in your favorites.



Mediterranean Shrimp and Couscous Saute:
  • Shrimp, peeled and deveined - 1 lb
  • Bell pepper, green - 1, chopped
  • Bell pepper, red - 1, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Parsley - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Olives, Kalamata, pitted - 1/4 cup, sliced (sub any olives)
  • Artichoke hearts, marinated in oil - 1 cup, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Za'atar - 2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Couscous, cooked (ingredients listed separately) - ~3 cups
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 tsp
  • Cheese, feta - 3 oz, crumbled
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cups (sub water)
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Couscous, uncooked - 1 cup

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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  1. Shrimp - Defrost, rinse, and pat dry. Season with some salt and pepper.
  2. Make couscous - Combine stock, salt, and butter in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in couscous and cover with lid. Let stand for ~5 minutes before fluffing with a fork. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Bell peppers / Garlic / Parsley / Olives / Artichoke hearts - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)


  1. Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and then bell peppers to heated oil. Saute until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add shrimp, garlic, za’atar, and red pepper flakes and saute until shrimp is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in couscous, olives, artichoke hearts, and vinegar and cook just until everything is heated through.
  4. Season couscous with some salt and pepper. (You can also add some more vinegar and / or red pepper flakes if you’d like.)
  5. Crumble feta over couscous and top with lemon juice and parsley. Enjoy!

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This meal has 44 reviews

This wasn't bad. I couldn't find Za'tar at my Vons grocery so I had to look online to find out what herbs/spices to mix to replicate it.

By: Amanda
Posted: Feb 19, 2019
Diet: Gluten-free

I really appreciate the way cooksmarts helps me get outside my usual comfort zone and ruts. This is quite different than anything I would normally make and I really loved the combination of flavors and textures. I did the prep ahead of time, which made it really fast to put together the day of.

By: Scott
Posted: Jan 30, 2019
Diet: Original

This was really yummy. It had a lot of flavor and was easy to make.

By: Julie
Posted: Jan 23, 2019
Diet: Original

Really surprised I liked this. Very different than other meals we make, but liked the change of pace.

By: Kellie
Posted: Jan 22, 2019
Diet: Original

Quick easy and delicious. I forgot to top with parsley but there were so many other great flavors that I didn’t miss it. Without the shrimp this could be a great side dish too.

By: Danielle
Posted: Jan 21, 2019
Diet: Original

it was delicious and easy to make will definitely make in the future thanks cooksmarts

By: virgilio
Posted: Jan 18, 2019
Diet: Original