Lemon dressed salmon with leek & broad bean purée

This easy yet impressive dinner can be on the table in 30 minutes and delivers your weekly dose of healthy omega-3 fatty acids along with three of your 5-a-day

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 525
  • fat 25g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 28g
  • sugars 5g
  • fibre 16g
  • protein 40g
  • salt 0.5g


  • ½ lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 tbsp drained capers
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil, plus 1 tsp
  • 1 large leek (about 275g), sliced
  • 200g frozen baby broad beans
  • 2 skin-on wild salmon fillets
  • 250g bag spinach
  • 12 small basil leaves
  • 170g baby potatoes (halved if larger), boiled


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  1. Mix the lemon zest and juice with the capers and 1 tbsp oil to make the dressing. Boil the leek and beans together with a little salt for 6-8 mins until tender. Lift them out with a slotted spoon, set aside, then add the spinach to the pan to wilt for 1-2 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp oil in a non-stick pan over a medium heat and fry the salmon, skin-side down for 4 mins. Turn to cook the other side for 2-4 mins, or until just cooked through. Add a couple of spoonfuls of the broad beans to the dressing then, using a hand blender, blitz the rest of the beans with the leek to a purée, adding a splash of cooking water if it’s too thick. Drain the spinach well and divide between plates, spoon on the purée, then top with salmon. Spoon over the dressing, scatter over the basil and serve with potatoes.

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