Salmon with warm chickpea, pepper & spinach salad

Salmon with warm chickpea, pepper & spinach salad

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal481
  • fat25g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein39g
  • salt1.02g
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  • 1 large red pepper, quartered and deseeded
  • zest and juice ½ small lemon



    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)



    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



    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


  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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Comments (12)

Pineapplesandwich's picture

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's picture

Really easy, tasty and healthy midweek meal.

peteryyz's picture

.."Really easy,tasty and healthy midweek meal"....................3 stars!!!??????????.....ok

babsfazekas's picture

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's picture

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's picture

Very nice but needed a bit more lemon. will defo be making again. A quick and easy meal for dinner.

babyblade's picture

Great little recipe - so quick, tasty and surprsingly filling. Will be cooking again.

Sarah Jones's picture

Very tasty and so easy perfect summer after work dinner.

kittendothroar's picture

Lovely and fresh tasting, great cold too.

lalybaba's picture

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!

bruc044's picture

Very tasty with a simple refreshing flavour. I had a baked potato on the side but unless your very hungry that's probably a bit excessive - half a tin of chickpeas was quite filling alongside the salmon.

eleanormayo's picture

Very tasty and health supper. Great in winter when you want a bit of colour and freshness.

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