Salmon & Puy lentil salad with olive dressing

Salmon & Puy lentil salad with olive dressing

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 6 mins

Easy

Serves 4
Use up leftover poached salmon in this stylish main-meal salad with punchy dressing

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal530
  • fat30g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre12g
  • protein33g
  • salt2.6g
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Ingredients

    For the dressing

    • 85g Kalamata olive, stoned
      Bowl of olives

      Olive

      ol-liv

      Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

    • 5 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…

    • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
    • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
    • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
    • 2 tbsp chopped basil (or a dash of pesto)
      Basil

      Basil

      ba-zil

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

    • 1 tbsp small capers
      Capers

      Capers

      kay-per

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

    For the salad

    • 200g pack fine green bean, halved
    • 3-4 eggs (depending on how much salmon you have)
      Eggs

      Egg

      egg

      The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

    • 2 x 250g pouches cooked Puy lentils (we used Merchant Gourmet)
      Lentils

      Lentils

      len-til

      The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

    • 4 large tomatoes, deseeded and roughly chopped
      Tomato

      Tomato

      toe-mart-oh

      A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

    • 175g-200g cooked leftover salmon, flaked into large chunks
      Salmon

      Salmon

      sam-on

      With its delicate, sweet flesh and wide availability, salmon is one of the most popular fish.…

    • good handful rocket leaves
      Rocket

      Rocket

      roh-ket

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

    Method

    1. Chop half the olives (set the rest aside), then mix with the remaining dressing ingredients in a bowl.

    2. Boil the green beans for 5 mins, then refresh under cold water. Put the eggs in cold water, bring to the boil, then cook for 5 mins. Cool, shell and halve or quarter.

    3. Heat the lentils in the microwave for 2 mins per pack. Tip into a bowl and toss with the tomatoes, most of the dressing, the whole olives and green beans. Arrange eggs and salmon on top, scatter with the rocket and finish with remaining dressing. Serve with crusty bread.

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    lizleicester
    13th May, 2013
    4.05
    This was really nice. I used petits pois instead of beans but otherwise followed the recipe.
    hjhanna
    12th Jul, 2012
    5.05
    I couldn't get rocket so used watercress instead. The whole family loved this meal. I'm veggie so served the fish with a little dressing separately. It really was delicious.
    mummymac69
    3rd May, 2012
    5.05
    delicious....I served this for a healthy yet hearty lunch and it went down a treat. I added some asparagus too. The dressing is lovely and tangy and really compliments the salmon and greens. Definately make this again.
    navazc
    27th Apr, 2012
    5.05
    This recipe is brilliant. I poached the salmon specifically so that I could make it and it's lovely. You need really crusty bread and some wine and it's a perfect meal for a weekday casual dinner party.
    csbain
    27th Dec, 2011
    5.05
    I cooked fresh lentils and added the dressing while they were still warm. A lovely left-over salmon recipe will certainly cook it again.
    alvin51
    12th Aug, 2011
    5.05
    forgot to say most of the products are fresh from the garden even our own eggs so fresh produce gives it the wow factor !!!!!!!!!!!
    alvin51
    12th Aug, 2011
    5.05
    living in france and shared this recette with our french friends on a hot summers night wonderfull that they have asked me to make it again for a dinner party for there french friends
    itsnice
    10th Jun, 2011
    1.05
    All good ingredient but no yum factor, which was disappointing. Wouldn't do it twice.
    angeldrawers
    10th Nov, 2010
    5.05
    ♥ this recipe
    alisonwheeler
    1st Oct, 2010
    5.05
    I made this for the first time this week as part of a nutritional eating plan, its is really yummy, filling, and healthy. I made it with smoked mackeral, and it was really tasty. Thanks

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