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  1. 75 g rocket

  2. 100 g baby spinach leaves, lightly rinsed

  3. 50 g watercress

  4. 16 cherry tomatoes , halved

  5. 4 salmon fillets , about 200 g each, trimmed and boned

  6. 1 tablespoon olive oil

  7. 4 garlic cloves , halved

  8. balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

  9. 400 g canned cannellini beans , drained and rinsed

  10. 1 garlic clove , crushed

  11. 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  12. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

  13. 2 teaspoons olive oil

  14. sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

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  1. Reserve a few rocket leaves for serving then put the remaining rocket, spinach and watercress in a salad bowl. Add the cherry tomatoes and set aside.

  2. To make the cannellini bean purée, put the beans, garlic, lemon juice, thyme, oil and 2 tablespoons of water in a food processor or blender. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, then process to a smooth, soft purée. Add a little more water, if necessary. Transfer to a saucepan and heat gently for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until piping hot. Alternatively, put the purée in a microwaveable bowl, cover and cook on high for about 4 minutes, stirring halfway through, until piping hot. Let stand for 1 minute before serving.

  3. Meanwhile, to cook the salmon fillets, heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add the garlic and fry gently for 1 minute. Add the salmon and cook for 5–8 minutes, turning once halfway through.

  4. Drizzle the salad with a little balsamic vinegar, season to taste with salt and pepper and toss well. Put a spoonful of cannellini bean purée on each of 4 warmed serving plates. Put the reserved rocket leaves on top, followed by the salmon. Drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil. Serve immediately with the salad.

  5. Variation: The bean purée would be delicious with most grilled foods. Try chicken, turkey, large prawns or tuna. Use other beans or a mixture of two or three types and keep the purée slightly chunky, if you prefer.


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