Pan Fried Salmon with a Spicy Tomato Salad – 13sp

Salmon is one of my favourite fish and so I’m always on the look out for new ways to do something a bit different with it. I came across a recipe in Olive Magazine this month that I new I had to give a go and whilst it didn’t need too much converting to make it lower in calories, it really needed more flavour adding. The result is my version of the recipe below!



Serves 2 = 13sp (previously 14pp) each

For the Salmon

½ tbsp olive oil

2 x 130g salmon fillets, raw

2 tsp cumin and ground coriander

1 tsp smoked paprika and turmeric

½ tsp chilli powder

For the Salsa

100g tomatoes, finely chopped

½ red onion, finely chopped

½ red pepper, finely chopped

½ fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

Bunch or coriander leaves, chopped

1 tsp honey

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

Juice of half a lemon


2 tbsp fat free natural yoghurt

Other half of the lemon above, quartered

120g basmati rice (tsp of shwartz pilau seasoning if you have it)

Salad leaves


Begin by making the salsa so the flavours have time to mingle together. Literally pop the ingredients in a bowl, mix and pop in the fridge.

Next pop the rice on to boil. I added a tsp of pilau seasoning to the rice for extra flavour.

While it’s cooking, mix the spices together in a bowl and add the salmon, coating well on all sides (reserve a few tsps of this spice mix for later).

Pop the oil in a frying pan, heat up and then add the salmon skin side down. Cook for 3-4 minutes and then turn and cook for 3-4 minutes on the other side until cooked through.

Pop the salmon on two plates, reserving the frying pan. Drain the rice and then add to the frying pan pan with the reserved spices and quickly stir fry for a minute or two. This will really up the flavour. Pop the rice onto the plate next to the salmon, then add the salsa and a few salad leaves. Finish with a tbsp of natural yoghurt with a little lemon stirred in.



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10 thoughts on “Pan Fried Salmon with a Spicy Tomato Salad – 13sp

  1. Amber says:

    Made this recipe last week – my husband had it with chicken as he’s not a big fish eater – and we both absolutely loved it. Incredibly tasty. Thanks so much for sharing it.

  2. Joanne says:

    Hi! This dish was absolutely gorgeous! Could I just clarify whether the measurement of the rice i.e 120g is before or after you have cooked it? Many thanks xx

  3. Becky says:

    HI Laura, me again! Is this still 13 SPs or has it gone down to 8 now that salmon’s zero? (6 for the rice, 1 for 1/4 tbsp. olive oil, 1 for 1/2 tsp honey) Becky

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