Baked Salmon Fillets with Courgette Ribbons, Cannellini Beans & Lemon Oil Dressing

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As a general rule when it comes to what I eat I tend to steer to the side of all things low(er) carb, as I’ve found that since doing so I feel more energetic, less bloated, plus weigh nearly a stone less than I did pre-children. After our holiday a month ago, where we properly pigged out, I’ve been getting back on track with all things diet and fitness. Salmon is one of my go-to healthy meals, and is a fish that even the kids really enjoy. This dish is super-light, yet tasty, and SO easy to knock up, whilst looking impressive at the same time!

Serves 2.

You will need:

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 2 courgettes
  • Half a 400g tin of cannellini bean, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 unwaxed lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees c.
  2. Wrap your salmon fillets in foil, place on a baking tray and cook for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Whilst your salmon is cooking, slice the courgettes thinly lengthways using a swivel-blade peeler.
  4. When your salmon has only 5 minutes left to cook, put your courgette ribbons in a saucepan, and pour boiling water over them, leaving them submerged for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  6. Grate over the zest of half a lemon, and squeeze in the juice of a whole lemon.
  7. Add the cannellini beans and the parsely, and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Pour in the oil and mix well, leaving to marinate for 2 minutes before serving with the salmon.


Linking up with Honest Mum’s Tasty Tuesdays!



  1. Sasha
    June 10, 2014 / 7:12 pm

    Oh so delicious!!!

  2. Mummy Tries
    June 10, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    Lovely sounding low carb meal. I really enjoy courgette ribbons #tastytuesdays

    • June 10, 2014 / 10:27 pm

      It was- I often find it hard to keep thinking up tasty low-carb dishes that aren’t chicken or fish salads, so this made a welcome change!

  3. June 10, 2014 / 8:51 pm

    I bloomin’ love a courgette ribbon! They are just so pretty aren’t they? Amazing losing a stone too, well done you.

    • June 10, 2014 / 10:28 pm

      Thanks, Sarah! Just discovered courgette ribbons- tasty and surprisingly filling if you have enough of them!

  4. Honest Mum
    June 10, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    Oh wow utterly stunning dinner and totally my kind of food! So happy to have you link up too, thanks so much x

  5. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking
    June 12, 2014 / 9:24 pm

    We’re big salmon fans in our house so this is definitely one for us, I love that it’s a healthy one too 🙂

    • June 13, 2014 / 11:35 am

      I think this one will be a regular now, and we’re lucky that the kids like salmon, although I think they might be suspicious of the courgettes still! I follow a fairly low-carb diet, so this fits in with that but is still really healthy 🙂

  6. June 13, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    This looks amazing. Since reading this post this morning, I’ve decided to cut back on carbs a bit too. Had beetroot, walnut, goats cheese and chicken salad for lunch (no chips or bread) and then salmon and stir fry veg for dinner. Ok ok so I’ve had half a bottle of Prosecco but little steps eh! 😉

    • June 14, 2014 / 7:46 pm

      Definitely one step at a time, haha! I always feel better when I low carb, takes a few days to get used to it but after this I never feel hungry and always feel satisfied!

    • Becky
      September 16, 2014 / 7:30 pm

      I find adding pulses really help fill me up 🙂

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