Salmon with warm chickpea, pepper & spinach salad

Salmon with warm chickpea, pepper & spinach salad

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 2
This wholesome grilled salmon dish is ready in just 20 minutes but makes a smart meal for two

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal481
  • fat25g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein39g
  • salt1.02g
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Ingredients

  • 1 large red pepper, quartered and deseeded
  • zest and juice ½ small lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • pinch smoked paprika (we used sweet smoked paprika)
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 100g bag young leaf spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 2 x 140g (2 x 5oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 400g can chickpeas

Method

  1. Heat the grill. Squash the pepper quarters flat and grill for 5 mins or until well blackened. Leave the grill on, then transfer the peppers to a bowl, cover with cling film and leave to cool slightly before peeling off the skins and cutting the flesh into strips.

  2. Make the dressing by whisking together the lemon zest, juice, smoked paprika, olive oil and seasoning. Toss half the dressing with the spinach leaves and divide between 2 bowls.

  3. Season the salmon and grill for 5 mins or until just cooked through. Meanwhile, heat the chickpeas in their canning liquid in a saucepan for 3-4 mins. Drain well, then mix with the remaining dressing and strips of pepper. Spoon over the spinach and top with the salmon to serve.

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Pineapplesandwich
30th Aug, 2015
5.05
Very quick and very tasty. Was a little dubious about this but was proved wrong. Used chilli infused olive oil and this added some extra flavour. Healthy and flavoursome.
Frantic Flapjack
24th Jun, 2012
3.05
Really easy, tasty and healthy midweek meal.
peteryyz
15th Apr, 2015
.."Really easy,tasty and healthy midweek meal"....................3 stars!!!??????????.....ok
babsfazekas
30th May, 2012
5.05
This is amazing and incredibly healthy (omega 3, iron, vitamins, protein and fibre ahoy!) Makes a very generous amount of salad, loved the dressing, will make a little extra next time. Salmon beautifully done under the grill. A meal of happiness.
skabby
18th Apr, 2012
I added more lemon also, but this is depending on your taste. also refrained from peeling the pepper skins, as I prefer the scorched grilled skin flavour! great recipe.
bishopan
20th Sep, 2011
5.05
Very nice but needed a bit more lemon. will defo be making again. A quick and easy meal for dinner.
babyblade
25th Aug, 2011
4.05
Great little recipe - so quick, tasty and surprsingly filling. Will be cooking again.
Sarah Jones
21st Jun, 2011
5.05
Very tasty and so easy perfect summer after work dinner.
kittendothroar
17th May, 2011
5.05
Lovely and fresh tasting, great cold too.
lalybaba
15th Jan, 2011
5.05
I've made this several times now since it first appeared in the magazine. It has become a firm favorite in our household especially at times like now when you're looking for fresh flavours after all the christmas stuff. Simple to make, satisfying and refreshing!

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