Tested till perfect Salmon With Lentil and Green Bean Salad
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Salmon With Lentil and Green Bean Salad

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By Soo Kim and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2011

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 15 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 2 tbsp 2tbspolive oil
  • 2 2carrotcarrots, diced
  • 1 1oniononions, diced
  • 1 1rib celery, diced
  • 1 1jalapeño pepperjalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspground coriander
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspground cumin
  • 1 tsp 1tspsalt
  • 3/4 tsp 3/4tsppepper
  • 1 cup 1cupdried green lentils
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupsgreen beangreen beans, trimmed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupchopped tomato
  • 2 2salmon filletsalmon fillets, (3 oz/85 g each)


  • 3 tbsp 3tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsplemon juice
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
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In saucepan, heat half of the oil over medium heat; cook carrots, onion, celery, jalapeño pepper and garlic, stirring, until softened, about 4 minutes.

Stir in coriander, cumin, 3/4 tsp of the salt and 1/2 tsp of the pepper; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Add lentils and 3 cups water; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, adding more water if mixture dries out, until lentils are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

Stir in green beans and tomato; cover and cook until beans are tender, about 5 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush salmon with remaining oil; sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Broil on greased baking sheet, 3 inches (8 cm) from heat, until fish flakes easily when tested, 4 to 6 minutes.

Vinaigrette: In small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

To serve, divide lentil mixture among 4 plates. Break salmon into chunks and scatter over top; drizzle with vinaigrette.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 441 pro 22g total fat 22g sat. fat 3g
carb 42g fibre 10g chol 21mg sodium 633mg
potassium 992mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 46 vit A 71 vit C 32
folate 136
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