Spicy salmon & pistachio salad

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Total Time:    20 minutes

Nutritional per serving
Calories: 389 kcal
Fat: 27 g
Protein: 17 g
Carbohydrates: 74 g

This awesome spicy salmon & pistachio salad combines a few super healthy ingredients to create a bumper of a salad suitable for any healthy lunch box. The dressing is extremely easy to make and has a pinch of chilli powder to give the salad a nice kick.


  • 1 tin of salmon, drained (160 kcal)
  • 2 handfuls of mixed lettuce leaves
  • ½ avocado (90g; 180 kcal)
  • 200g pickled or fresh beetroot
  • 1 medium sized red onion
  • 25g pistachio nuts, shelled & chopped

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh, no added sugar, orange juice
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp orange zest
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch chilli powder


  1. To make the dressing, combine ingredients in a blender to mix thoroughly.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients, add the dressing and toss well.
  3. Top with salmon, ½ can per person

Tips & Alternatives

We’ve used tinned salmon to make this super quick but it can be equally easy to pan sear or steam the salmon if you’re feeling a bit more creative. The recipe also works equally well with other fish such as tuna, sardines and mackerel.

image credits: cooksandbooksandrecipes

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