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Salmon, couscous salad will have 'em biting

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I am a new age Australian resident that is experiencing this new continent with a fresh set of eyes. 

I write on a wide range of topics. Well, I write on food. There you have it, I write on a wide range of food as well. 

Are you time-poor but looking to impress, while also staying healthy? We have you covered.

Combine hot-smoked salmon with couscous and a few vegies, and you have a wonder dish on your hands.

Two power foods make one great salad.

Two power foods make one great salad. Pic: Shutterstock

But why is it so good for you?

As with all fish, salmon is nutrient dense. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals (including potassium, selenium and vitamin B12).

But it is the presence of omega-3 fatty acids that receives the most attention, and rightly so. It is this essential fat that is responsible for oily fish’s reputation as a valuable brain food.

And couscous, while technically a grain, is actually more like pasta (this combination of semolina wheat and water). So it stands to reason that wholewheat couscous is the most nutritious variety. It contains five to six grams of fibre per serve, which can help you meet the recommended daily intake.

Couscous has a mild flavour, which makes it extremely versatile. It works well with different flavours, both sweet and savoury.

So add some vegetables and flavourings such as garlic and chilli, and you have a wonderful, quick, nutritious dish that is sure to impress.

This salad takes about 15 minutes to prepare and serves 2 people.


  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 2 green shallots, chopped
  • 20 g red chilli
  • 300 g hot-smoked salmon, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Method

  • Cook the couscous according to the packet directions. 
  • Place couscous, chilli, zucchini, shallot, sprouts and salmon on a platter.
  • Combine oil, garlic and vinegar in a bowl.
  • Drizzle over the top.
  • Season and gently toss/mix.
  • There you go, it is ready to be served.

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