Basil / Freekah / Lemon / Lunch / Plums / Savoury / Seafood / Wholemeal Flour

Hot-Smoked Salmon, Roast Plum and Grain Salad

 At the heart of this autumn-inspired grain salad is sweet, sticky roasted plums flecked with lemon zest and given a subtle kick from a sprinkling of white pepper. Tossed with plump, chewy freekeh, hot-smoked salmon and basil this salad is a breeze to put together and a joy to eat.

6 plums, quartered, stones removed

4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 x 180g hot smoked salmon fillets

150gm freekah

Mixed salad leaves

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

½ cup fresh basil leaves

½ red onion, thinly sliced

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

Sea salt

3 tsp white pepper

Preheat oven to 200C.

Place the plums cut-side up on an oven tray lined with baking paper, drizzle with 2 tbsp oil, sprinkle with white pepper, sea salt and lemon zest – roast for approx. 20 minutes or until juicy and tender.

While the plums become wonderfully sticky and roasted, cook the freekeh in saucepan of boiling salted water for approx. 20-25 minutes or until tender. Drain well and set aside to cool.

Quickly pickle the red onion by combining onion with vinegar and a generous sprinkle of sea salt. Set aside.

Combine freekeh, flaked hot-smoked salmon, salad leaves, red onion, remaining oil and lemon juice, plums and plum roasting juices on a large serving platter. Toss gently to combine, top with basil leaves and serve.

Serves 4


5 thoughts on “Hot-Smoked Salmon, Roast Plum and Grain Salad

    • Thank you for your comment, frugalfeeding! You must try this one. Sweet juicy plums and smoked-salmon make for a quirky pairing but together they are my new favourite couple.

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