Pistachio-Crusted Beef Kebabs With Cauliflower Couscous

  • 2 tablespoons shelled unsalted pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, plus additional for seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus additional for seasoning
  • 1 pound lean beef, such as sirloin, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups small cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pearl couscous
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 10 pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Grind pistachios, coconut, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, salt and pepper in a coffee grinder; transfer to a medium bowl.
  2. Cut beef into 24 cubes and add to bowl with spices; toss to coat. Thread 6 beef cubes on each of 4 skewers.
  3. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a medium pot. Add cauliflower and couscous and simmer over medium-low heat until liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and cover pot.
  4. Preheat the broiler. Place kebabs on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil 4 minutes; flip and broil 4 minutes more, or until beef is rosy in the center.
  5. Fluff couscous with a fork. Stir in mint, olives, lemon zest, lemon juice and oil; season with salt and pepper to taste.

Notes: Didn’t use coconut. Barely makes 4 servings.

Source: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipe/pistachio-crusted-beef-kebabs-with-cauliflower-couscous/