Salmon & lentils with avocado & chermoula salad

Salmon & lentils with avocado & chermoula salad

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  • 0:20 Prep
  • 0:20 Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • Capable cooks

This global-inspired meal zips from the chopping board to the table in under half an hour. Don’t believe us? Take up the challenge. Set your timer and away you go!

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  • 200g (1 cup) red lentils
  • 4 x 200g pieces skinless pin-boned salmon fillet
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 1 bunch coriander
  • 2 lemons
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil


  • Step 1
    To make chermoula, wash coriander, then pick 1/4 cup leaves and reserve. Place remaining coriander, including roots, stems and leaves, in a food processor. Juice lemons, then add to food processor with garlic, cumin, paprika, vinegar, oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Process until smooth. Makes 1 cup.
  • Step 2
    Cook lentils in a saucepan of boiling water for 12 minutes or until tender.
  • Step 3
    Meanwhile, preheat grill to high. Place salmon on a greased oven tray. Drizzle 1 tablespoon chermoula over each piece of salmon, then cook for 8 minutes or until just cooked. Rest for 5 minutes.
  • Step 4
    Meanwhile, to make salad, halve and remove stones from avocados. Using a small knife, score flesh into 1cm pieces while still in the skin. Using a large spoon, scoop out flesh close to the skin in one movement, then place in a bowl. Add remaining chermoula and toss gently to combine.
  • Step 5
    Drain lentils and return to pan. Season with salt and pepper, then toss with 1 tablespoon oil. Divide among bowls, then top with a piece of salmon. Spoon over avocado and chermoula salad, then scatter with reserved coriander leaves to serve.

  • High fibre
  • Low carb
  • Low sodium
  • Low sugar
  • Lower gi


  • 4203 kj


  • 72g

    Fat Total

  • 15g

    Saturated Fat

  • 13g


  • 64g


  • 130mg


  • 100.72mg


  • 3g

    Carbs (sugar)

  • 21g

    Carbs (total)

All nutrition values are per serve


Chermoula is a marinade used inNorth African cooking, commonly used to flavour seafood.

  • Author: Sophia Young
  • Image credit: Steve Brown
  • Publication: MasterChef



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