Moroccan-Spiced Turkey Skewers with Couscous Salad

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey 500 g
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs 60 mL
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley 30 mL
  • 1 tsp each ground cumin and coriander 5 mL
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon 1 mL
  • ½ tsp salt 2 mL
  • 8 wooden skewers, soaked
  • Couscous Salad:
  • 1 cup couscous, cooked according to package directions 250 mL
  • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots 60 mL
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios 30 mL
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 30 mL
  • 1 tbsp each lemon juice and olive oil 15 mL
  • ½ tsp salt 2 mL
  • ¼ tsp each ground cumin and coriander 1 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Mix ground turkey with breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, parsley, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and salt. Divide into 8 equal amounts and shape each quantity into a long thin sausage shape. Pierce skewer lengthwise through centre of each "sausage". Grill on barbecue preheated to medium-high for 10 to 12 min., turning occasionally, or until browned and cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, toss couscous with apricots, pistachios, parsley, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, cumin and coriander. Serve with turkey skewers.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (¼ of the recipe):
  • Calories 460
  • Fat 16 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Carbs 43 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 37 g
  • Cholesterol 175 mg
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 740 mg