Roasted salmon, pepper & broad bean salad

Roasted salmon, pepper & broad bean salad

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Prep: 25 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 6
Prepare this vibrant salad ahead, then throw together at the last minute when your guests arrive

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal379
  • fat29g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein22g
  • salt0.51g
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Ingredients

  • 3 red peppers, halved and deseeded
  • 4 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for roasting

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 4 skinless, boneless salmon fillets
  • 3 tbsp capers, rinsed

    Capers

    kay-per

    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • small bunch basil, finely shredded, plus a few whole leaves

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 100g broad beans, double podded

    Broad bean

    braw-d be-en

    A member of the legume family, broad beans are pretty hardy and adaptable - they grow in most…

  • 2 avocados

    Avocado

    av-oh-car-doh

    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • squeeze lemon juice
  • 1 fennel bulb, very thinly sliced

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate - its strong aniseed flavour…

  • 100g bag rocket

    Rocket

    roh-ket

    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Rub the peppers with a little olive oil, put in a roasting tin and cook in the oven for 15 mins. Rub the salmon with a little oil, add to the tin and roast for 8 mins more. Lift out the peppers, pop into a bowl, cover with cling film and set aside. Cool the salmon, then chill until ready to serve.

  2. When cool enough to handle, peel the skin from the peppers, then slice the flesh into strips. Mash the capers with the oil and vinegar, garlic and seasoning. Mix with the pepper strips, any pepper juices and the shredded basil. Set aside.

  3. Blanch the beans in boiling, salted water for 2-3 mins until just tender. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool. Set aside until ready to serve.

  4. To serve, flake the salmon into large chunks. Halve, stone and roughly chop the avocados, squeezing over a little lemon juice to stop them browning. Layer the fennel, rocket, basil leaves, avocado, beans, salmon and peppers with their dressing on a large platter. Gently toss, then serve immediately with crusty bread.

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Comments (5)

princessdaisy's picture

Quick and easy dish. Added tender stem broccoli and asparagus . No basil so used oregano from my herb patch, had same Mediterranean feel. Served it on a bed of spinach, watercress and rocket leaves.

miramonti's picture
5

Forgot to rate and to say missed out the avocado and fennel as had none available.

miramonti's picture
5

Served this as part of a buffet lunch with the chick pea and roasted courgette salad and tomato, feta and pickled lemon salad with couscous and a green salad and received rave reviews. I tripled the amount of broad beans as we all like the beans and this salad starred.

elizabethr's picture
5

Delicious main meal salad, really quick to make. Lovely bold and fresh flavours and perfect for the weekend or when you need something a little bit special.

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