Shrimp and Couscous Foil Packets with Avocado-Mango Salsa Recipe

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Katrina Published: February 4, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Shrimp and Couscous Foil Packets with Avocado-Mango Salsa

For this shrimp couscous, shrimp is tossed in cilantro lemon mix, grilled, then served over couscous with a refreshing mango avocado salsa.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 32 minutes



  • olive or vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 6ozspinach,(about 8 cups) roughly chopped
  • 1⅓cupscouscous,not pearl couscous
  • 1cuplow sodium chicken broth
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • lbslarge shrimp,peeled and deveined
  • tbspfresh lime juice,divided
  • tbspolive oil,divided
  • ½cupcilantro,divided, chopped
  • 2garlic,cloves, minced
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 1large mango,peeled and diced
  • 1large avocado,peeled and diced
  • 1medium vine ripe tomato,or 2 small Roma tomatoes, diced
  • cupred onion,chopped, rinsed under water and drained


  1. Preheat a gas grill over medium-high heat to about 450 degrees F.

  2. Cut 8 sheets of 14×12-inch heavy-duty aluminum foil. Layer 2 sheets of foil per packet, with each sheet of foil going opposite directions for each (to have 4 packets total).

  3. Spray the center of the top 4 pieces of foil with vegetable oil spray. Layer spinach over each packet.

  4. In a bowl, toss together couscous and broth and season lightly with salt. Divide couscous among each packet, placing it over spinach.

  5. Toss shrimp with 1½ tablespoons lime juice, 1½ tablespoons olive oil, ¼ cup cilantro, garlic, cumin, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide shrimp among packets layering over couscous.

  6. Wrap foil and crimp edges to seal, then grill sealed side up for about 12 to 14 minutes until shrimp and couscous have cooked through.

  7. Meanwhile, prepare the salsa. In a medium mixing bowl, toss together mango, avocado, tomato, red onion, remaining ¼ cup cilantro, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  8. Remove packets from the grill, carefully open, and toss contents if desired. Serve warm with avocado-mango salsa.


  • Calories: 612.63kcal
  • Fat: 20.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.23g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.04g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 77.86g
  • Fiber: 11.12g
  • Sugar: 16.71g
  • Protein: 32.71g
  • Cholesterol: 178.60mg
  • Sodium: 1274.51mg
  • Calcium: 197.00mg
  • Potassium: 1219.31mg
  • Iron: 3.63mg
  • Vitamin A: 357.71µg
  • Vitamin C: 68.86mg
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