Salmon Nicoise with Wasabi Dressing

Salmon Nicoise with Wasabi Dressing

by: Summer Table

Summer and salads just go together. Here is an unusual take on an old Parisian favourite and the perfect way to use up any leftover green beans. Don’t be put off by the wasabi – it is not very spicy. The dressing has more of a citrus flavour. Make this Salmon Nicoise with Wasabi Dressing Salad for your next BBQ or as a simply (but really delicious) weekend dinner. Prep time: 5 minutes, Cook time: 10–15 minutes, Serves: 4


  • - 4 salmon fillets (skin removed)
  • - salt and pepper
  • - 1 tbsp olive oil
  • - 100 g green beans, cut into 2 cm lengths
  • - 4 handfuls mixed lettuce
  • - 200 g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • - 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • - 50 g kalamata olives, halved
  • - 1 handful coriander or basil leaves, chopped (optional)
  • - 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • - 2 tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • - ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • - ¼ tbsp grated ginger
  • - ½ tbsp wasabi paste
  • - 3 tbsp mayonnaise


  • 1) Preheat oven to 200°
  • 2) Place salmon fillets in a baking dish, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, and cover with foil. Cook for 10–15 minutes. It is ready when the salmon is slightly rare and a little pink inside, or cook to your liking.
  • 3) Steam the green beans for 2 minutes or until just tender. You want the beans to still have some crunch. Immediately remove from the stove and fill pot with cold water, drain and fill with cold water again. This will stop the beans from cooking any further and helps to keep the bright green colour.
  • 4) Arrange lettuce, tomato, spring onion, olives, beans and salmon on a platter or individual plates.
  • 5) To make dressing, shake ingredients in a jar until combined. Taste and adjust to your liking.
  • 6) Pour over salad and scatter with coriander or basil leaves.
  • 7) Enjoy your Salmon Nicoise with Wasabi Dressing with your family!
  • Tip: If you are really pushed for time, you could fry the salmon in a pan for 2–3 minutes each side or buy already cooked salmon portion from the supermarket.
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