Salmon is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals and is full of omega 3 fatty acids that are essential for maintaining optimal health. For a delicious and healthy go-to dinner, try this simple grilled salmon with watercress and herb salad, or simply serve alongside your favourite salad or vegetables.


  • 2x salmon fillets (preferably wild caught)

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 2 cups Watercress or mixed salad leaves

  • ½ Lemon, sliced, to serve

  • Salad dressing 

  • Juice and zest of half a lemon

  • 1 ½ cup fresh herbs – mint, parsley, basil

  • 1 Tsp sea salt

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 180ml (¾ cup) extra virgin olive oil


  • 1.

    Heat a frying pan over medium heat, rub salmon skin with olive oil and place the fillets skin side down in pan

  • 2.

    Cook for 3-4 minutes then turn over and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Cook time may vary slightly, depending on this thickness of your salmon fillet. You want the salmon to be just cooked through and still a little pink in the middle

  • 3.

    To make salad dressing, place all ingredients in a small blender and process until combined, or chop herbs finely and combine with olive oil, vinegar and sea salt

  • 4.

    Divide the salad between 2 plates and serve alongside salmon fillets and lemon slices

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Posted by Bob98Report
Do yourself a favour and try this you will enjoy.
Posted by Report
just rated this recipe and meant to do 5 hearts sorry
Posted by Report
Simply Effective Salmon being an oily fish the cooking and combination of flavors are a perfect match. Cooked it this way a few times and have always had positive feedback well done neil.
Posted by keroReport
On my last visit to Melbourne, I dined at rockpool ( crown Casino). My main was ""Tasman Atlantic Salmon. My mouth is still watering. I havent met a match just yet'. I am certainly going to try this at home". But i'm sure it won be the same. Thanks Neil
Posted by Patricia86Report
So easy, so very tasty and I added a spinach, rocket, tomato and avocado salad just to add some more vegetables / fruit, with colour. I can always rely on Neil Perry recipes for flavour and interest.
Posted by Neil69Report
Looks great and the input so positive, lunchtime this weekend its on ...many thanks Neil
Posted by BrendaReport
tried this dish, served it with new roasted potatoes and a spinach salad, it was yummylicious and the family loved it !