Glazed salmon with green bean & bulgur salad

Glazed salmon with green bean & bulgur salad

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(18 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2

Fresh citrus flavours turn a salmon fillet into a special meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal603
  • fat23g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs66g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre3g
  • protein38g
  • salt0.18g
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  • 140g bulgur wheat
  • 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…

  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 6 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • juice and zest ½ lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • juice 1 orange, plus 1 tsp zest



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

  • 200g trimmed fine green beans


  1. Cook the bulgur wheat following pack instructions. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the salmon fillets and cook for 3 mins on each side. Stir in the spring onions and cook for 1 min. Add lemon juice, honey, orange juice and zest to the pan and bubble for 1 min more to make a sauce.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the green beans for 4 mins or until tender. Drain. Stir the bulgur wheat with a fork, mixing in the green beans, lemon zest and a little of the sauce. Serve the salmon on a bed of bulgur and beans, with the rest of the sauce spooned over.

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20th Jun, 2020
Outstanding. So simple but it tastes so good
13th Dec, 2017
Very simple recipe but the flavours work very well together. The salmon pieces I used needed more than 6 mins, more like 11. Will definitely make this dish again.
30th Dec, 2014
Needed to cook the salmon slightly longer than 3 minutes on each side as suggested. However a brilliant, healthy, tasty & quick meal. Recommended!
15th May, 2013
Really nice recipe - not cooked bulghar wheat before and it was very nice with the citrus flavours and the salmon. I tried the sauce on its own whilst cooking and was worried it might be a bit overpowering but it worked perfectly with the fish, beans and bulghar. My husband isn't usually a fan of orange flavour in savoury food but he thought this was delicious. I cook quite a lot of salmon so it was nice to find a new way to cook it. Will be making again
23rd Sep, 2011
Easy, healthy and filling. I'm actually not a big fan of using orange in savoury recipes, but this was lovely. Highly recommended.
23rd Aug, 2011
I made a bit of a mixture of the two recipe suggestions, I pan fried the salmon and then popped it in the oven whilst I fried off the ginger & spring onion, I then added the zest & juice of a lime, the juice of half a lemon and 3 tbsp of sweet chilli. I also added the green beans to the bulghar wheat 4 mins before the end of cooking and asparagus tips 2 mins later. A very tasty supper!
8th Apr, 2011
Quick, easy, tasty and easily variable
27th Sep, 2010
Both version's of this dish are currently my favourite way to eat Salmon. Perfect for the Monday evening meal after a heavy weekend, when I'm looking for something healthy and not too strodgy. The Chilli version worked quite nicely on Satutrday night with a nice bottle Chardonnay!
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29th Jun, 2010
I only cooked this because it was healthy but everyone enjoyed it! I will do it again soon. I used cous cous instead of bulgar because the children prefer the softer texture. When I tasted the sauce I thought it was too strong but it really worked well with the fish, beans and extra broccoli that I cooked.
Frantic Flapjack
14th Jun, 2010
Easy to make - tasty and healthy. Good after work meal.
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