Salmon with warm chickpea, pepper & spinach salad

Salmon with warm chickpea, pepper & spinach salad

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
This wholesome grilled salmon dish is ready in just 20 minutes but makes a smart meal for two

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal481
  • fat25g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein39g
  • salt1.02g
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  • 1 large red pepper, quartered and deseeded
  • zest and juice ½ small lemon



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

  • pinch smoked paprika (we used sweet smoked paprika)



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

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 100g bag young leaf spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 2 x 140g (2 x 5oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 400g can chickpeas


  1. Heat the grill. Squash the pepper quarters flat and grill for 5 mins or until well blackened. Leave the grill on, then transfer the peppers to a bowl, cover with cling film and leave to cool slightly before peeling off the skins and cutting the flesh into strips.

  2. Make the dressing by whisking together the lemon zest, juice, smoked paprika, olive oil and seasoning. Toss half the dressing with the spinach leaves and divide between 2 bowls.

  3. Season the salmon and grill for 5 mins or until just cooked through. Meanwhile, heat the chickpeas in their canning liquid in a saucepan for 3-4 mins. Drain well, then mix with the remaining dressing and strips of pepper. Spoon over the spinach and top with the salmon to serve.

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30th Aug, 2015
Very quick and very tasty. Was a little dubious about this but was proved wrong. Used chilli infused olive oil and this added some extra flavour. Healthy and flavoursome.
Frantic Flapjack
24th Jun, 2012
Really easy, tasty and healthy midweek meal.
15th Apr, 2015
.."Really easy,tasty and healthy midweek meal"....................3 stars!!!??????????.....ok
30th May, 2012
This is amazing and incredibly healthy (omega 3, iron, vitamins, protein and fibre ahoy!) Makes a very generous amount of salad, loved the dressing, will make a little extra next time. Salmon beautifully done under the grill. A meal of happiness.
18th Apr, 2012
I added more lemon also, but this is depending on your taste. also refrained from peeling the pepper skins, as I prefer the scorched grilled skin flavour! great recipe.
20th Sep, 2011
Very nice but needed a bit more lemon. will defo be making again. A quick and easy meal for dinner.
25th Aug, 2011
Great little recipe - so quick, tasty and surprsingly filling. Will be cooking again.
Sarah Jones
21st Jun, 2011
Very tasty and so easy perfect summer after work dinner.
17th May, 2011
Lovely and fresh tasting, great cold too.
15th Jan, 2011
I've made this several times now since it first appeared in the magazine. It has become a firm favorite in our household especially at times like now when you're looking for fresh flavours after all the christmas stuff. Simple to make, satisfying and refreshing!


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