Try this healthy recipe for approximately £3.50 per portion with less than 30mins to make it!

Ingredients (serves 2, adjust amounts accordingly):

  • 100g couscous
  • 200 ml hot vegetable stock/chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh herbs (thyme, parsley) – handful
  • Lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • Fresh Red or Green Chilli (optional)
  • 2 small Salmon Fillets
  • 3 leeks – sliced thinly
  • 1 tbsp olive oil/sesame oil (if no allergies)
  • Handful of sliced mushrooms


  • Put Couscous in a bowl and stir in the stock and oil and cover with a plate for 10 mins.
  • Uncover, fluff couscous up with a fork and add herbs & lemon zest.
  • Heat oven to 180C fan.  Take 2 large sheets of non-stick baking paper, then divide the couscous between the paper and sprinkle on the chilli if using. 
  • Sit each salmon fillet on the couscous and season.  Fold paper over and make a parcel. 
  • Put the parcels onto a baking tray and bake for 15 mins or until the fish feels firm through the paper.  Serve in the parcel or transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Serve with sautéed leeks and mushrooms or any vegetable (your choice)

Macros breakdown per serving…

Calories – 504kcal

Carbs – 39g

Fat – 24g

Protein – 36g

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