Lemon sole with Italian bean salad recipe

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  • Healthy
serves: 4

Nutrition per portion

Calories 367 kCal 18%
Fat 14g 20%
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  • This lightly breaded fish, served with a colourful salad, is perfect for a posh healthy lunch or light dinner


    • 4 x 175g (6oz) lemon sole filletsSalt and ground black pepper
    • 1 tbsp plain flour
    • 15g (½oz) butter
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • Italian bread, to serve, optional
    • For the bean salad:
    • 400g can flageolet beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely sliced
    • 8 baby plum tomatoes, quartered
    • 4 tbsp roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
    • 2 tbsp good-quality olive oil
    • 1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges


    • To make the bean salad: put the beans in a bowl and mix in the onion, tomatoes and parsley. Add the oil and squeeze in the juice from 2 wedges of the lemon.

    • Coat the fish on both sides in seasoned flour, shaking off the excess. Heat half the butter and half the oil in a large frying pan and cook the fish fillets, skin-side down, in 2 batches. Fry for 2 minutes, then turn them over and fry for a further minute or two.

    • Put the fish on to 4 warm plates and spoon the bean salad over. Serve with a lemon wedge, sliced, and bread, if you like.

    Top tip for making Lemon sole with Italian bean salad

    You could steam the fish for a lower-fat option. Chop up larger tomatoes, if you don't have baby plums.

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