Salmon with tahini sauce

Salmon with tahini sauce

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
This colourful fish supper is ready in just half an hour, served on a bed of couscous with crunchy cucumber and pomegranate seeds

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal506
  • fat26g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre6g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 140g couscous



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…

  • 4 skinless salmon fillets
  • 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…

  • 4 tbsp tahini



    Also known as tahina, this finely ground paste of husked and roasted sesame seeds is an…

  • 2 lemons, 1 juiced, and 1 cut into wedges



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

  • ½ cucumber, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only



    Now mainly grown in America, Spain, the Middle East and India, pomegranates originated in the…

  • small pack flat-leaf parsley, chopped


  1. Tip the couscous into a large heatproof bowl and pour over 400ml boiling water. Cover with cling film and leave to stand for 8-10 mins while you cook the fish.

  2. Heat a large, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Brush the salmon fillets with olive oil and fry for 5 mins on one side or until opaque halfway up the side of the fillet. Flip the fillets over carefully and cook for another 1-2 mins or until cooked through, then remove from the heat.

  3. Mix the tahini with the lemon juice and a splash of water to make a sauce.

  4. Drain any excess water from the couscous and tip into a bowl, adding the cucumber, pomegranate seeds and parsley. Serve the salmon on top of the couscous, with lemon wedges on the side and the tahini sauce poured over or served alongside.

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7th Jun, 2017
Amazing! I skipped the pomegranate because I was feeling lazy, but apart from that the recipe was very quick and easy and the result was simply delicious!
18th Feb, 2017
It's all time my favorite. Whenever I have guests I serve this dish. Everyone loves this! Only one thing, pomegranate is always so expensive here in Australia:(
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22nd Aug, 2015
3 stars. The tahini sauce wasn't nice to taste but was ok mixed into the couscous. I had lightly smoked salmon fillets which added flavour and depth. My husband liked it and so did my 10 month old.
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6th Aug, 2016
the tahini sauce didn't really work, the tahini seemed to congeal after i added lemon juice and water
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