Salmon on Buckwheat Salad

Salmon on Buckwheat Salad

The benefits of eating salmon regularly are well-known. Full of omega 3 fatty acids, selenium, vitamins B6 and B12, protein and vitamin D, this delicious fish is good for every part of your body – brain, bones, joints and eyes. Add to it a simple salad, and you’ve got a dinner everyone will enjoy.

Salmon on Buckwheat Salad

Preparation: 15 minutes (excluding marinating and cooking buckwheat). Serves 2.


  • 500g fresh New Zealand salmon, cut into 250g portions
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 thumb ginger, grated
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon rock salt
  • Black pepper

Buckwheat Salad

  • 1 cup buckwheat, cooked according to packet instructions, drained and cooled
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • Handful baby leaf greens


  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to serve


  • Mix marinade ingredients together, pour over salmon steaks. Transfer salmon and marinade to a FoodSaver bag, seal and marinade for 12 minsalmon-on-buckwheat-noodles-nov-2016utes.
  • Bring ½ pan of water to the boil and reduce to a simmer. Place sealed bags in pan, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes
  • Meanwhile, mix together buckwheat, red onion and greens. Whisk together all dressing ingredients and add through the salad to taste.
  • Carefully remove salmon bags from the water and cut along the top to open. Slide salmon and some of the marinade onto buckwheat salad and serve.


  1. Bay Buckwheat on 13/04/2018 at 9:18 am

    I love salmon and buckwheat combination!
    Great job! Awesome recipe!

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