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Spring Revival Couscous Salad with Filet Mignon

Spring Revival Couscous Salad with Filet Mignon

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Grill 45 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
  • 2 cups chopped fresh asparagus
  • 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 ground black pepper
  • 4 8 - ounces beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1 1/2-inches thick
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest


  1. Place couscous in a large bowl. In a medium saucepan, bring beef broth to boiling. Add asparagus, peas, green onion, oil, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Return to boiling; remove from heat. Pour broth mixture over couscous, stirring to combine. Tightly cover bowl; set aside.
  2. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. Place steaks on the rack of a gas or charcoal grill directly over medium heat. Cover and grill steaks to desired doneness, turning once. Allow 12 to 15 minutes for medium-rare. (Remove steaks when they reach 135 degrees ; 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, Potassium (mg) 834, sugar (g) 3, sodium (mg) 913, cal. (kcal) 752, vit. A (IU) 1024, iron (mg) 5, pro. (g) 53, calcium (mg) 95, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 184, vit. C (mg) 12, Fat, total (g) 40, carb. (g) 42, Niacin (mg) 14, sat. fat (g) 15, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Folate (µg) 76, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Monounsaturated fat (g) 18, fiber (g) 5, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 2

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