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Spring Revival Couscous Salad with Filet Mignon

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Spring Revival Couscous Salad with Filet Mignon

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Grill 12 mins
  • Stand 5 mins

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Lean and tender steaks crown a bright, lemony salad made with asparagus, peas and couscous. The recipe comes from chef Michael Ollier, of Certified Angus Beef in Wooster, Ohio. He calls for generous 8-ounce steaks; for budget or dietary reasons, you may want to use a more modest 4-ounce steak. Just reduce the grilling time accordingly.


  • 1 cup quick-cooking couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 8 ounces fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup frozen baby sweet peas
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 8 - ounces beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1 1/2-inches thick
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon zest


  1. Place couscous in large bowl.In a medium saucepan bring beef broth to boiling. Add asparagus, peas, green onions, oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Return to boiling; remove from heat. Pour broth mixture over couscous, stir to combine, cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. Place steaks on the rack of a covered charcoal or gas grill directly over medium heat. Grill steaks to desired doneness, turning once halfway through grilling. Allow 12 to 15 minutes for medium-rare (145 degrees F). (You may want to remove steaks just before they reach 145 degrees because their temperature will rise an additional 5 to 10 degrees as they rest.) Let steaks stand 5 minutes.
  3. Using a fork, fluff couscous lightly to separate grains. Stir in parsley and lemon zest. Serve with grilled steaks.

Nutrition Facts

(Spring Revival Couscous Salad with Filet Mignon)

Servings Per Recipe 4, cal. (kcal) 752, Potassium (mg) 834, vit. A (IU) 1024, sodium (mg) 913, pro. (g) 53, iron (mg) 5, sugar (g) 3, calcium (mg) 95, sat. fat (g) 15, vit. C (mg) 12, carb. (g) 42, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Fat, total (g) 40, chol. (mg) 184, Niacin (mg) 14, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Folate (µg) 76, fiber (g) 5, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 2, Monosaturated fat (g) 18, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2

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