Superhealthy salmon salad

Superhealthy salmon salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins Ready in 25 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Superhealthy by name, superhealthy by nature: this salad is high in omega-3, iron and calcium and counts as 2 of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

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  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
320
protein
30g
carbs
30g
fat
10g
saturates
4g
fibre
2g
sugar
14g
salt
0.88g

Ingredients

  • 100g couscous
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 200g sprouting broccoli, roughly shredded, larger stalks removed
  • juice 1 lemon
  • seeds from half a pomegranate
  • small handful pumpkin seeds
  • 2 handfuls watercress
  • olive oil and extra lemon wedges, to serve

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Method

  1. Heat water in a tier steamer. Season the couscous, then toss with 1 tsp oil. Pour boiling water over the couscous so it covers it by 1cm, then set aside. When the water in the steamer comes to the boil, tip the broccoli into the water, then lay the salmon in the tier above. Cook for 3 mins until the salmon is cooked and the broccoli tender. Drain the broccoli and run it under cold water to cool.
  2. Mix together the remaining oil and lemon juice. Toss the broccoli, pomegranate seeds and pumpkin seeds through the couscous with the lemon dressing. At the last moment, roughly chop the watercress and toss through the couscous. Serve with the salmon, lemon wedges for squeezing over and extra olive oil for drizzling, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2008

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lauracvparkes's picture

Add a little less water to the couscous and dry the broccoli with kitchen towel before adding (otherwise a bit wet). Add pomegranate seeds at the very last minute as they will stain your couscous. Otherwise very tasty!

karinkadijk's picture

Tried this as a cold salad in my lunchbox as part of the Healthy Diet Plan and thought the flavours were very bland. Will try to spice it up next time with some sundried tomatoes.

Lorrae's picture

An excellent dish. Very popular and enjoyed by all. I served this alongside the salmon and mango salad with coconut dressing recipe from the site and they complemented each other well.

moirashaw1's picture

Great summery dish. Used ordinary broccoli and cut up into small pieces. Didn't have a layered steamer, so steamed separately. Salmon took 5 mins. Loved the textures of pomegranate and pumpkin seeds! Will definitely do again.

karagourlay's picture
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LOVE this recipe. So tasty and easy to make. I used dried cranberries instead of pomegranite and added spinach to the watercress.

wooflett's picture
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My husband and I are currently trying to loose weight and I came across this recipe. I must admit that I omitted the pomegranite, and added baby asparagus along with the brocolli and masses of watercress. I am not mad keen on salmon, but the other taste combinations mean that I don't find this too 'fishy'. All in all a good recipe, (with a few tweaks) and one I will do again.

lilygrace6493's picture
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Loved the pomegranite in this - though I absolutely LOVE pomegranite usually. Loved the sweet and savoury combo too.

courage5's picture

If you use Qiunoa instead of cous cous its even healthier as it is high in protien and low in carbs

mrsharrison's picture

Hmmm... I used giant couscous, watercress and a bit of spinach I had in the fridge. I think the flavours are right but the texture of hard seeds and frog-spawn like pomegranate feel wrong. I was wondering what other people use in their combination? I was thinking I would probably just go down the savoury route. Maybe some tomatoes or something like that....

yummy80's picture
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I was really looking forward to this meal - I just wasn't convinced by the pomegranate...will make it again but leave it out - maybe substitute another fruit??

kerimhaughton's picture
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Good, but not so sure about the conflicting textures, pomegranite seeds a bit too chewy I think...

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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This was a very refreshing dish. The pomegranate seeds addition was lovely, although they discoloured my fingernails and a week later they are still in the same state after much scrubbing.

rowenarowena's picture
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I loved this recipe as a lunchtime treat or a light supper. It has sutle flavours that work really well together. The pomegranate seeds made it for me. I think I was a little over generous with the watercress which could have taken over slightly - but hey I love watercress. Enjoy.

yurrnae's picture

Sounds really good.
I get a nice piece of salmon every couple of months - I reckon I'll try this recipe (with modifications) next time.
I'm not sure about the seeds (pomegranate or pumpkin), but I'm sur I can have a nice leaf salad and garlic bread instead.

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