Salmon with avocado & grapefruit

Salmon with avocado & grapefruit

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(2 ratings)

Takes 35-45 mins


Serves 4
Jill Dupleix's salmon and avocado dish is a gorgeous summer combo, with tangy grapefruit juice

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal536
  • fat44g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.21g
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  • 2 ripe grapefruit (red looks pretty)



    Named for the fact that the fruits grow in grape-like bunches, grapefruits are the largest…

  • lemon juice, if needed
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large ripe avocados



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 2 bunches of watercress



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

  • 1 tbsp olive oil for the salmon
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 skinned salmon fillets, each about 140g/5oz


  1. Hold the grapefruit over a bowl to catch the juices, and peel it to remove all the white pith. Cut the grapefruit between the membranes into segments. If necessary, add lemon juice to the grapefruit juices to make it up to 2 tbsp.Whisk in the extra virgin olive oil, then season with sea salt and pepper. Toss in the grapefruit segments.

  2. Cut each avocado in half lengthways, remove the stones and peel. Cut the flesh into wedges the size of the grapefruit segments, dropping them directly into the dressing with the grapefruit. Toss lightly, cover and chill for 10 minutes or so. Cut off and discard the stems of the watercress,wash the leaves well and shake dry.

  3. Lightly oil the salmon, and cook in a non-stick frying pan on a highish heat, skinned-side down first, then turn and cook lightly on the other side, until golden outside and still a little soft and pink in the middle (about 2-3 minutes each side).

  4. Make a nest of watercress on each plate, put the salmon to the side, and use a slotted spoon to arrange the avocado and grapefruit on top.Whisk the dressing, then drizzle it around the salmon and over the watercress.

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marina b's picture
marina b
7th Feb, 2016
A very delicious meal, totally loved the sour grapefruit juice with the salmon!
17th Jul, 2009
Salmon is lovely, but grapefruit can be a little too sour and bitter, which covered the taste of avocado.
30th Nov, 2007
I used a bag of salad leaves rather than watercress. This was simple but delicious
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