Superhealthy salmon salad

Superhealthy salmon salad

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins Ready in 25 minutes

Easy

Serves 2

Superhealthy by name, superhealthy by nature: this salad is high in omega-3, iron and calcium and counts as 2 of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition:

  • kcal320
  • fat10g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre2g
  • protein30g
  • salt0.88g
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Ingredients

  • 100g couscous
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

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

  • 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 salmon fillets
    Salmon

    Salmon

    sam-on

    With its delicate, sweet flesh and wide availability, salmon is one of the most popular fish.…

  • 200g sprouting broccoli, roughly shredded, larger stalks removed
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

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

  • seeds from half a pomegranate
    Pomegranate

    Pomegranate

    pom-ee-gran-at

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

  • small handful pumpkin seeds
    Pumpkin

    Pumpkin

    pump-kin

    Pumpkins are the most famous of all the winter squashes, and are most associated with Halloween…

  • 2 handfuls watercress
    Watercress

    Watercress

    wort-er-cress

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

  • olive oil and extra lemon wedges, to serve
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

Method

  1. Heat water in a tier steamer. Season the couscous, then toss with 1 tsp oil. Pour boiling water over the couscous so it covers it by 1cm, then set aside. When the water in the steamer comes to the boil, tip the broccoli into the water, then lay the salmon in the tier above. Cook for 3 mins until the salmon is cooked and the broccoli tender. Drain the broccoli and run it under cold water to cool.

  2. Mix together the remaining oil and lemon juice. Toss the broccoli, pomegranate seeds and pumpkin seeds through the couscous with the lemon dressing. At the last moment, roughly chop the watercress and toss through the couscous. Serve with the salmon, lemon wedges for squeezing over and extra olive oil for drizzling, if you like.

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MrsTurner145
10th Aug, 2011
Hmmm... I used giant couscous, watercress and a bit of spinach I had in the fridge. I think the flavours are right but the texture of hard seeds and frog-spawn like pomegranate feel wrong. I was wondering what other people use in their combination? I was thinking I would probably just go down the savoury route. Maybe some tomatoes or something like that....
yummy80
3rd May, 2011
2.05
I was really looking forward to this meal - I just wasn't convinced by the pomegranate...will make it again but leave it out - maybe substitute another fruit??
kerimhaughton
24th Jan, 2011
3.05
Good, but not so sure about the conflicting textures, pomegranite seeds a bit too chewy I think...
Frantic Flapjack
3rd Oct, 2008
4.05
This was a very refreshing dish. The pomegranate seeds addition was lovely, although they discoloured my fingernails and a week later they are still in the same state after much scrubbing.
rowenarowena
19th Sep, 2008
4.05
I loved this recipe as a lunchtime treat or a light supper. It has sutle flavours that work really well together. The pomegranate seeds made it for me. I think I was a little over generous with the watercress which could have taken over slightly - but hey I love watercress. Enjoy.
yurrnae
18th Sep, 2008
Sounds really good. I get a nice piece of salmon every couple of months - I reckon I'll try this recipe (with modifications) next time. I'm not sure about the seeds (pomegranate or pumpkin), but I'm sur I can have a nice leaf salad and garlic bread instead.

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