Israeli Couscous with Harissa-Spiced Salmon

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi® XL Pressure Cooker Steam Fryer with SmartLid™
  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 40 mins
  • Skill medium
  • Serves 4 people

Israeli Couscous with Harissa-Spiced Salmon

TIP: Using a big filet of salmon with the skin on will help keep the fish tender and moist. If you prefer a different kind of fish, choose one that is mild, meaty, and forgiving, like cod, halibut, or haddock.


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Fish



  • 1 1/2 cups couscous
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 cups unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups baby arugula, set aside
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, set aside
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives, set aside
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, set aside
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint, set aside


  • 1 1/2 pounds filet skin-on salmon
  • 4 tablespoons harissa paste
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (omit if harissa paste has salt)

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    Place the couscous, onion, garlic, salt, chicken broth, and oil in the pot and stir until combined.

  • Step 2

    Place the bottom layer of the Deluxe Reversible Rack in the lower position, cover it with aluminum foil, then place it in the pot.

  • Step 3

    Place the piece of salmon on the aluminum foil and evenly brush with harissa paste, honey, and salt.

  • Step 4

    Close the lid and move the slider to STEAMCRISP. Select STEAM & CRISP, set temperature to 400°F, and set time to 25 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (PrE will display for approx. 15 minutes as the unit steams, then timer will start counting down).

  • Step 5

    When cooking is complete, remove the rack. Add the arugula, lemon juice, chives, cilantro, and mint to the pot and stir until arugula begins to wilt.

  • Step 6

    Transfer couscous to serving dish and top with salmon.