Spring salmon with minty veg

Spring salmon with minty veg

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
An easy-to-prepare healthy meal which counts for two of your five-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal555
  • fat26g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre10g
  • protein40g
  • salt0.23g
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  • 750g small new potato, thickly sliced
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 750g frozen pea and beans (we used Waitrose pea and bean mix, £2.29/1kg)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • zest and juice of 1 lemon



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

  • small pack mint, leaves only



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 4 salmon fillet about 140g/5oz each


  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pan for 4 mins. Tip in the peas and beans, bring back up to a boil, then carry on cooking for another 3 mins until the potatoes and beans are tender. Whizz the olive oil, lemon zest and juice and mint in a blender to make a dressing(or finely chop the mint and whisk into the oil and lemon).

  2. Put the salmon in a microwave-proof dish, season, then pour the dressing over. Cover with cling film, pierce, then microwave on High for 4-5 mins until cooked through. Drain the veg, then mix with the hot dressing and cooking juices from the fish. Serve the fish on top of the vegetables.

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Comments (40)

katycooks's picture

For sheer speed and effortlessness this was great. For the lovely soft, flaky salmon, (in a microwave no less!) it was terrific. For the delicious ready made sauce you end up with for the vegetables - it was perfect! This is a complete winner of a dish - speedy, healthy, easy and really tasty. It's going in my binder!

peskypeeza's picture

Excellent for a quick, simple tea. I added in some tenderstem broccoli and only used half the required amount of peas as I had some to use up. Will make again and perhaps have a go with the basil variation.

fanny34's picture

I was going to cook this recipe but I do not own a Microwave????

pnutjones's picture

Never microwaved salmon before but will be doing this recipe again. It was really tasty and so so easy.

bruc044's picture

I don't have a microwave so took the foil wrapped option and it worked out great. Rather than the veges and new potatoes suggested here I paired it with the Spanish potatoes (also on this site) and had everything in the oven together with the salmon going in for the last 25 minutes. Will definitely make again.

andylangfor's picture

Changed the method slightly, put Salmon or whole trout in foil with orange or lemon juice & zest, olive oil & mint. wrap into a parcel and put in oven for 20-30 mins depending on size. This is the only way I can get my daughter to eat either salmon or trout. thank you.

great with potato wedges cooked in oven at the same time.

weeble's picture

really good. i made this in my steamer

redsetter5's picture

Absolutely beautiful. Made a larger amount so cooked it in the oven. Will be cooking this again. Thank you

bozwellox's picture

I tried this on an evening where the upboards were particularly bare so used bottled lemon juice and some Coleman's mint sauce in place of the fresh bits - still tasted lovely, and really quick and healthy!

mumofmoomin's picture

Was sceptical about microwaving the salmon, but it works really well. A tasty, healthy and very easy to make supper - will definitely make again.

northernminx's picture

Yum! Made in minutes and tasted fab. Will definitely make this again - perfect for a summers evening meal.

good-food-girl's picture

Do you think this would work if I put the fish and the veg in a foil parcel and bake it in the oven?

vstratton's picture

This was the nicest salmon I have eaten for a while: my friend cooked it for me and I would never have known that it was cooked in the microwave. Massive thumbs up. Going to cook it again very soon.

tarikjohnston's picture

So easy to make and so good to eat. Great for a low fat diet

jaqmitch's picture

Quick, easy and very nice. Used frozen broad beans instead of peas which worked just as good. Will definitely do again

rachelrogers's picture

Quick, simple light supper dish - I made this within 15mins after a session at the gym! - very nice.. would make again!..

sweetandsour's picture

Very tasty with salmon and lemon, 2 of my favourite ingredients together. Was out of mint but used basil instead.

erinvermaak's picture

This was so easy and delicious. I was a bit skeptical about cooking the salmon in the microwave (seemed a bit sacrilegious!), but I followed the recipe and was really impressed with the result. Only problem with the recipe is the veg quantities. I didn't realize at first, so I used 750g of new potatoes and 750g of peas & beans, and I wondered afterwards why the samlon was so overwhelmed by veg. When I checked the recipe again, I saw the amounts were 750g/1 lb - I think they probably meant 450g/1 lb! Having said that, the leftover veggies were delicious the next day!

dorsetlover's picture

This sounds great - will try it very soon!

louisasmith's picture

I cooked this in my electric steamer with the veg in the bottom layer and the salmon in the top layer. Really tasty - fresh and zingy.


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