SW recipe: Roast side of salmon with lemon and herb potatoes

Serves 4
Ready in 30 minutes


500-600g skinless and boneless side of salmon

Low-calorie cooking spray

1kg miniature potatoes, scrubbed

3 tbsp fat-free natural fromage frais

25g fresh mint, leaves finely chopped

25g fresh dill, roughly chopped, reserving some to serve

Zest of 1 unwaxed lemon, juice of ½, plus extra wedges to serve

500g mix of runner beans, sugar snap peas and green beans, trimmed


1 Preheat your oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas 8. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Sit the salmon on top, skin-side down, spray with low-calorie cooking spray and season. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly golden and cooked through.

2 While the salmon’s cooking, boil the potatoes for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Drain well, then tip into a mixing bowl with the fromage frais, herbs and lemon juice. Season and toss to coat.

3 Meanwhile, boil the beans and sugar snap peas for 2-3 minutes until just tender, then drain. Scatter the remaining dill over the salmon, and the lemon zest over the salmon and potatoes, and serve with the veg mix topped with freshly ground black pepper.


Fill up on Free Food®
All our meals are based on Slimming World Free Food – nutritious, everyday foods that fill you up for fewer calories, meaning they’re great for weight loss! Free Food includes lean meat, poultry, fish, eggs, pasta, rice, potatoes, pulses, fruit, veg and more. And you can eat these foods freely, making them perfect for satisfying the biggest of appetites. Some Free Foods have the extra bonus of being Speed Food – fruit and veg that are super-low in calories and keep you slimming beautifully. For the best results, always reach for Speed Food first in between meals and include at least a third of a plate of Speed Food at every meal, where it makes sense.

Add in Healthy Extras®
To help provide a good balance of nutrients, enjoy two measured portions of milk or cheese each day – your Healthy Extra ‘a’ choices. Options include 350ml skimmed milk or 250ml semi-skimmed milk; 40g reduced-fat or 30g full-fat hard cheese; 50g mozzarella (cow’s milk); 45g feta or 35g Danish blue, which can be eaten as part of a meal or snack. Also have one portion of wholemeal bread or breakfast cereal each day – your Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice. To keep things simple we’ve built your Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice into the menu plan each day.

Choose your Syns®
Foods and drinks that pose a risk to your weight loss – those high in fat or sugar, as well as alcohol – can be enjoyed as carefully counted Syns. We recommend you plan between 5 and 15 Syns into your day (see the bottom of the next page for some ideas).

Make simple swaps
To help protect your weight loss, choose the leanest meats and trim off any visible fat – cut the white bits off bacon and remove skin from poultry. Dry-fry or cook with low-calorie cooking spray rather than fat or oil, switch sugar for sweetener, and swap cream and crème fraîche for fat-free natural yogurt or plain quark.

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