Salmon with broad bean couscous recipe

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  • Healthy
serves: 4
Skill: easy
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 15 min
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  • The delicate flavour of salmon combines with the minty, zesty fluffy couscous to creat a refreshingly light and tasty meal.

    Our guide on how to prepare and cook broad beans will make this recipe even easier!


    • 225g (8oz) frozen broad beans
    • 4 salmon fillets
    • 45ml (3tbsp) olive oil
    • 225g (8oz) couscous
    • Juice and finely grated rind from 1 lemon
    • 30ml (2tbsp) fresh chopped mint
    • Lemon wedges, to garnish


    • Bring a pan of water to the boil and add the broad beans. Boil for 2-3 mins, then drain and rinse under cold water. Gently squeeze the bright green beans out of the grey outer skins and set aside.

    • Brush the salmon with 15ml (1tbsp) of the olive oil and fry in a non-stick frying pan for 4-5 mins on each side until just cooked.

    • Meanwhile, place the couscous in a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to soak for 10 mins until all the water has been absorbed. Fluff up with a fork and stir in the beans, lemon rind and juice, olive oil and mint. Mix well and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

    • Serve the salmon steaks on the broad bean couscous and garnish with lemon wedges.

    Top tip for making Salmon with broad bean couscous

    Nutritional info: Salmon is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart and arteries. Experts recommend eating fish at least twice a week.

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