Salmon, asparagus and goji berry salad

As well as deliciously nutty cracked wheat, which provides protein, dietary fibre, iron and folate, this winning main also contains salmon and goji berries, which both boost the recipe’s nutritional gold stars.


135g (3/4 cup) cracked wheat
2 (about 200g each) skinless salmon fillets
2 bunches asparagus, trimmed
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
2 tablespoons goji berries
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
60g baby rocket leaves



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1) Place the cracked wheat in a large heatproof bowl. Pour over enough boiling water to cover. Set aside to soak for 20 minutes. Drain and squeeze out any excess moisture, pressing with the back of a spoon. Transfer to a large bowl.

2) Preheat a chargrill on high. Spray the salmon and asparagus lightly with olive oil. Grill the salmon for 2-3 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Grill the asparagus for 1-2 minutes each side or until just tender. Transfer to a plate. Set aside to cool slightly. Flake the salmon into large pieces. Slice the asparagus into 5cm pieces.

3) Add the asparagus, mint, chives, goji berries, lemon rind, lemon juice, oil and rocket to the bowl with the cracked wheat. Season and toss gently to combine. Divide among serving plates and top with the salmon. Serve immediately.


Photography by Al Richardson