Recipe of the week: Grilled salmon with rocket, avocado and pine nut salad

Grilled salmon with rocket, avocado and pine nut salad.
Grilled salmon with rocket, avocado and pine nut salad.

This quick and easy grilled salmon recipe, served with avocado and pine nuts is packed with flavour and contains ingredients to help lower your cholesterol.

Ingredients:

Serves 2

2 x 200g thick pieces salmon fillet with skin

2 tbsp olive oil

25g wild rocket

50g watercress

1 ripe avocado

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

15g pine nuts, toasted

Method:

1. Preheat the grill to high. Brush the salmon on both sides with one teaspoon oil and lightly season the flesh side with black pepper.

Put skin-side up on a lightly oiled baking tray.

2. Mix the rocket leaves and watercress together, then divide between two bowls.

Peel, halve and stone the avocado. Then cut into thin slices and add to the bowls of salad.

3. Grill the salmon for 8 minutes, or until just cooked through but still a little pink in the centre.

Carefully peel off and discard the skin from each fillet and place on top of the salads.

4. Whisk the remaining oil and balsamic vinegar, then drizzle over the salmon and salads.

Finally, scatter over the pine nuts and serve with some steamed new potatoes, if you like.