Quick Healthy Dinner Recipe: Tandoori salmon with cous cous and greens

Posted on
January 10, 2020

Do you get home at the end of a long day and think, I wish dinner was ready? Since there are no magic fairies to make this happen, the next best option is a quick, healthy meal to prepare, that has dinner ready for the family in half an hour. Sound good? Salmon fillets, cous cous and greens can make this dream come alive!

This ticks the protein box from the salmon with bonus omega 3 fats, iron and zinc.

Carbohydrates from the cous cous and you can now buy wholegrain cous cous. Did you know cous cous is basically pasta cut up really small.

Then there is the very important vegetables for all. You can you any greens and a variety each time makes it feel like a new meal.

Here is my quick recipe to feed and fuel the family and is healthy at the same time!


1- 2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 cup wholemeal cous cous

1 cup chicken stock

1 tablespoon tandoori paste

4 x 125 gram salmon fillets

2 bunches Broccolini

5 cups baby spinach or kale

1 cup reduced fat natural yoghurt

1 lemon


In a saucepan of glass container add cous cous and boiling chicken stock

Place lid on saucepan or bowl and cover.

In a medium non- stick fry pan add one tablespoon of oil and heat to medium heat

Cover salmon fillets with tandoori paste.

Add salmon fillets and brown on both sides. Reduce heat and cook until nearly cooked through then turn off the heat and let stand for a couple of minutes

In another pan add the rest of the oil and heat to medium heat.

Add green vegetables and cook until tender, you may wish to cover the pan and stir occasionally

In a bowl mix the yoghurt and lemon zest.  Add a squeeze of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

Serve the cous cous on each plate

Add greens and salmon fillet. Spoon the lemon dressing over the greens or serve on the side.

Serves 4

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