Honey mustard grilled salmon with Puy lentils

Honey mustard grilled salmon with Puy lentils

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2

A light and vibrant fish dish with earthy beetroot and lentils, served with basil, rocket and sweet grilled salmon

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal564
  • fat22g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre11g
  • protein48g
  • salt1.8g


  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 2 skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 tsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 5 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…

  • 175g cooked beetroot (not in vinegar), diced



    A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

  • 250g pack ready-to-eat puy lentils
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 2 big handfuls rocket



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


  1. Turn the grill to high and line a baking tray with foil. Mix the lemon zest and juice, mustard and honey. Put the salmon on the tray, brush with a little of the dressing, then grill for 5-7 mins – there is no need to turn the salmon over until it flakes easily when tested with a knife.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a wok and cook the spring onions and beetroot. Tip in the lentils with 4 tbsp water, cover the pan and cook for 2 mins to heat through. Tip into a bowl and toss with the remaining dressing, the basil and rocket. Serve with the salmon.

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Frantic Flapjack
9th Jun, 2020
This was simple to put together and tasted lovely. I cooked my salmon in a hot oven for 15 minutes instead of grilling it.
16th Dec, 2018
I didn't have any rocket so used spinach leaves instead. Was so delicious that I think I will always make it this way!
22nd Jun, 2018
Brilliant recipe and very easy to make. Have made it for family and friends and rated delicious by all of them - even a friend who doesn't normally like beetroot. I have made this with the ready cooked pack of puy lentils but my preference is to cook puy lentils myself with onion and vegetable stock as it comes out tastier and is more economical.
29th Jan, 2017
I always find grilling salmon fillets difficult, as one end is very thin and ends up burning, while the other end is a lot fatter and is uncooked. Grilled this for the recommended 7 minutes and the fat end wasn't cooked through, yet the think end was incinerated. Had to finish it in the oven for 10 minutes.
15th Apr, 2016
Definitely a keeper! Was really easy to make and hubby loved it so much!
3rd Jan, 2016
delicious and easy to do! I found grilling the salmon took a lot longer but perhaps my grill wasn't high enough heat!!
18th Feb, 2015
So tasty & unusual! Do not hesitate to baste the salmon on all sides before grilling/baking (I baked mine & it was great) & don't forget to line your tray (remember some honey is going to grill & such a quick meal doesn't mean you have time for more scrubbing later...)
15th Oct, 2014
This was a great recipe and will definitely make it again. Had to cook the lentils as I didn't have any ready to eat ones. I added roasted butternut squash which wan very nice with it.
8th Mar, 2014
Beetroot was one of my least favourite foods but this recipe has made me reconsider. Have now made this three times, easy to prepare and very tasty. Next time I'll try cooking lentils myself like alisonpj, although the pre-cooked packs are very handy for quick preparation when you get in from work.
11th Feb, 2014
I followed this recipe to the letter and it was extremely tasty. The zinginess of the dressing is a great contrast to the earthiness of the lentils, beetroot and salmon. We will certainly be making this again!


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