Salmon, fennel & orange salad

Salmon, fennel & orange salad

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 4
A great buffet salad to dig in to. Try and make sure your salmon is from a sustainable source

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal369
  • fat16g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs24g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre6g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.59g
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  • 4 salmon



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

  • 100g bag watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 410g can chickpea, rinsed and drained
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 oranges



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 100ml natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chopped dill


  1. Put the salmon in a microwave-proof dish, cover with cling film, then cook on High for 3½-4 mins until the salmon is just cooked. Peel the skin away and flake into large chunks.

  2. Toss together the watercress, chickpeas, fennel and onion, then arrange on a large platter. Zest one of the oranges, cut away the skin and pith from both fruit, then segment them both. Squeeze the juice from the middles of the oranges into a bowl and mix 2 tbsp of it with the yogurt, dill, zest and seasoning.

  3. Scatter salmon over the salad, then serve drizzled with the creamy orange dressing.

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18th May, 2011
Not fussed on fennel and other half not keen on chick peas so left both out and used Asparagus (British of course), cooked and sliced into 2cm pieces. It was simply amazing! Orange goes so well with Salmon. Most importantly O H gave it the thumbs up so it's now become a regular.
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15th Sep, 2008
I didn't stick to the exact quantities so maybe I didn't get the best out of this but i found it a bit bland. I think it needs a fair bit of dill and lots of the dressing. I also added some toasted pine nuts which was nice.
Frantic Flapjack
6th Jun, 2008
This was a good summer dish. The salad was light but filling with the addition of the chickpeas. I couldn't get any fennel so left that out, but it was still very tasty.
29th Apr, 2008
This dish got me started on salmon. I had always avoided it as I thought I hated it but this dish was simple to make and full of flavour. The combination of raw fennel with the orange and watercress is sensational. I personally found one orange was plenty. Even the kids liked it!
20th Dec, 2017
Nobody is keen on yogurt based dressing at home, so could we prepare an orange vinaigrette? Thanks in advance for your help.
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21st Dec, 2017
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