Pepper-crusted salmon with garlic chickpeas

Pepper-crusted salmon with garlic chickpeas

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(37 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

Add a crunchy twist to a classic salmon recipe to create a simple yet special supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal531
  • fat3.2g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre6g
  • protein41g
  • salt1.01g
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  • 4 skinless salmon fillets, about 150g/5oz each
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • grated zest and juice 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 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…

For the chickpeas

  • 2 x 400g/14oz cans chickpeas
  • 3 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 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 150ml vegetable stock
  • 130g bag baby spinach


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Put the salmon fillets in a shallow ovenproof dish in a single layer. Roughly crush the peppercorns with a pestle and mortar, or tip into a cup and crush with the end of a rolling pin. Mix with the paprika, lime zest and a little sea salt. Brush the salmon lightly with oil, then sprinkle over the pepper mix. Bake for 12-15 mins until the salmon is just cooked.

  2. Meanwhile, tip the chickpeas into a colander, rinse well under cold running water, then drain. Heat the oil in a pan, add the garlic, then gently cook for 5 mins without browning. Add the chickpeas and stock, then warm through. Crush the chickpeas lightly with a potato masher, then add the spinach and stir well until the leaves are wilted. Add the lime juice and some salt and pepper, then heat through. Serve with the salmon.

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12th Dec, 2012
Tasty & simple salmon recipe! Didn't make the chickpeas, had veg & potatoes instead. Will definitely be making regularly.
28th Nov, 2012
Absolutely delicious. My family Love it and always ask for more. Very good and healthy recipe.
11th Oct, 2012
such an easy, tasty and relatively cheap meal thats just as good for a mid week meal as supper with friends. I sub'd frozen spinach for fresh.
Frantic Flapjack
9th Oct, 2012
I did the pesto alternative which is not really a recipe - just a spreading of pesto on some fish. The chickpeas need to be seasoned well to get some flavour. All in all, a pretty bland meal.
12th Aug, 2012
Cooked this dish for a dinner party and it was lovely, the chichpeas were really tasty and the salmon tasted lovely too. Will cook this agian.
4th Apr, 2012
Very good dish. My girls loveit.
20th Jan, 2012
Really tasty.
22nd Nov, 2011
Utterly delish! Really good tasty fish and loved the chickpeas.
13th Oct, 2011
Tasted very good but didn't get crispy in my oven - might try it in a frying pan next time too. The chick peas and spinach were great, really lovely. Served it together with oven potatoes.
5th Oct, 2011
I set the oven hotter, fan 190, and cooked it fo less time. Crispy crust and still cooked. Loved the chickpea mix


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