Salmon, Chickpea & Quinoa Salad .. Perfect for Lunch!

  • Servings : 2-3
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 1m
  • Ready In : 15m

If you’re after a delicious and healthy lunch idea that is easy to make and is perfect for a Tupperware box then you’ve found it!

The other week Sainsbury’s asked me to blog a ‘Best of British’ themed recipe and with summer just around the corner I thought nothing seemed more appropriate than a delicious salad recipe using oily fish.

Ideally we should eat fish twice a week, 1 of which is oily and this recipe is perfect for helping you to hit those numbers! Oily fish such as salmon is an excellent source of healthy omega 3 fatty acids which are essential for heart health. I really hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

Don’t forget to watch the video above to hear about more of the nutrition benefits! Recipe inspiration was provided by Salad Days!

Nutrition stats are based on 3 servings – as shown in the video above!



  • 250g ready to eat Quinoa or 75g dry couscous*
  • 1/2 can chickpeas
  • 2 small salmon fillets**
  • 1 bag of salad e.g. baby leaf
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 small pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp dill
  • zest & juice of 1 lemon

*I used Red & White Quinoa – Ready to Eat

**I used pre-cooked salmon for ease!

Salmon Salad

Salmon Salad



Step 1

Cook the quinoa/couscous according to the packet & add it to a large bowl before adding the zest and juice of 1 lemon, olive oil and dill. Mix well!

Step 2

Slice and chop the cucumber into chunks before adding to the bowl along with the sliced pepper & chickpeas. Mix well!

Step 3

Grab your plate or Tupperware containers & add the salad leaves either at one end of the container or at the bottom (check out my video/pictures for a full explanation!) before adding the quinoa or couscous mix. Add the flaked salmon on top of your salad & enjoy!

Salmon and Quinoa Salad


UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

Salmon Salad

Salmon Quinoa Salad

Salmon Chickpea Salad







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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    400 Kcal
  • Carbs

  • Protein

  • Fat


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