Salmon & Puy lentil salad with olive dressing

Use up leftover poached salmon in this stylish main-meal salad with punchy dressing

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:6 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 530
  • fat 30g
  • saturates 5g
  • carbs 35g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 12g
  • protein 33g
  • salt 2.6g


  • 85g Kalamata olives, stoned
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil (or a dash of pesto)
  • 1 tbsp small capers
  • 200g pack fine green beans, halved
  • 3-4 eggs (depending on how much salmon you have)
  • 2 x 250g pouches cooked Puy lentils (we used Merchant Gourmet)
  • 4 large tomatoes, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 175g-200g cooked leftover salmon, flaked into large chunks
  • good handful rocket leaves


  1. Chop half the olives (set the rest aside), then mix with the remaining dressing ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Boil the green beans for 5 mins, then refresh under cold water. Put the eggs in cold water, bring to the boil, then cook for 5 mins. Cool, shell and halve or quarter.

  3. Heat the lentils in the microwave for 2 mins per pack. Tip into a bowl and toss with the tomatoes, most of the dressing, the whole olives and green beans. Arrange eggs and salmon on top, scatter with the rocket and finish with remaining dressing. Serve with crusty bread.

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