• Serves 2
  • 50 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients


This is a wonderfully healthy salmon salad made with brown rice. Great to take to work or give the kids for school lunch. Recipe courtesy of Weight Watchers.

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Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1⁄2 cup (100g) brown rice
  • 150g skinless boneless salmon fillets
  • 75g sugar snap peas
  • 100g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1⁄2 Lebanese cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄2 red capsicum, cut into thin strips
  • 40g button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Cook rice in a large saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain. Set aside to cool (see notes).
  2. Meanwhile, preheat grill to high. Line grill tray with foil. Grill salmon for 3 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Cool slightly. Use a fork to flake salmon into large chunks.
  3. Place sugar snap peas in a medium heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 2 minutes. Drain and refresh in a bowl of cold water. Drain.
  4. Place rice, salmon, sugar snap peas, tomatoes, cucumber, capsicum, mushrooms and chives in a large bowl. Whisk juice, vinegar and oil in a small bowl. Add dressing to salad and toss gently to combine. Serve.


You can cook the rice a day ahead. Store in an airtight container in the fridge until needed. To take this to work, place salad, without dressing, in an airtight container. Pour dressing into a small snap-lock bag. Transport in a chiller bag and keep chilled until required. Drizzle with dressing just before serving. 11 ProPoints value per serve.

  • A great healthy and tasty recipe!


  • This looks and sounds lovely.


  • It looks lovely and very healthy I’m sure it tastes delicious thankyou


  • Certainly different and nutritious


  • This looks very good and have pinned it for later. Always looking for recipes using brown rice.


  • Such a nutrious and healthy idea. I will add this to my list of lunches.


  • A very tasty recipe but would have to use different dressing. No citrus for me


  • A great lunch box/take to work idea.


  • Nice fresh and colourful. My kind of salad! :-)


  • Love that you’ve used brown rice. Thanks for the recipe.


  • Looks very healthy and appetising


  • Looks great – thanks for sharing.


  • MY hubby and son actually had salmon patties for dinner tonight. I actually dislike salmon and am not a lover of any fish. The recipe looks interesting though. thanks.


  • My family are not fans of salmon at all. Only me. I’m always looking for different recipes that I can prepare to encourage them to try. This is a great one. Thank you.


  • Another tasty recipe. Thank you for sharing


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