Salmon has some impressive health benefits. It is rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids, a great source of protein, contains high levels of B Vitamins, may reduce the risk of heart disease, can help fight inflammation and protects brain health.

Just to add to the list of already impressive benefits, it is also delicious and versatile. Salmon can be steamed, sautéed, smoked, grilled, baked, poached or even served raw in sushi. Here is a recipe idea where you can incorporate all those superpowers:

Salmon and Couscous (69 downloads)

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous
  • 1 ¼ cups boiling water
  • ½ chicken stock powder
  • 1 tsp. dried mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 150g salmon fillets
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 carrot, roughly grated
  • 1 capsicum, thinly chopped
  • 1 cucumber, thinly diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • juice of ½ lemon


  • Combine whole-wheat couscous with boiling water, chicken stock powder and dried herbs in a bowl. Set aside. Once the water has been absorbed, fluff with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, over high heat, add ½ of oil to a non-stick pan and cook salmon fillets. Once cooked, set aside and cover fillets with foil.
  • Combine baby spinach, carrot, capsicum, cucumber and the tomato in a bowl. Add ½ oil and the lemon juice to the salad, and toss to coat the vegetables in the dressing.
  • Serve each plate with a large portion of salad, 1 cup of herbed couscous and a fillet of salmon.

Nutrition Info per serve

  • Energy: kJ ( calories)
  • Protein: g
  • Carbohydrate: g (g sugar)
  • Fat: g (g saturated fat)
  • Fibre: g
  • Sodium: mg