Warm Salad Of Steamed Salmon, Ceci And Sunflower Sprouts

Recipe: Warm Salad Of Steamed Salmon, Ceci And Sunflower Sprouts


  • 2 cups canned chickpeas (ceci) — drained and rinsed
  • 2 scallions — sliced paper thin
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon leaves — chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil — plus 1/4 cup
  • 2 ripe plum tomatoes — in 1/8″ cubes reserving all juices
  • discarding stems 2 tablespoons black olive paste, (Tapanade) — recipe follows
  • 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 pound salmon fillet
  • 1-inch thick — cut into 4 pieces bones and scales removed
  • skin intact 4 ounces sunflower sprouts — seeds removed
  • Set up steamer by placing 2 inches water in large pan with cover and bring to a boil.


  1. Meanwhile, mix chickpeas with scallions, lemon juice and zest, salt and pepper, tarragon leaves and 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and allow to stand.
  2. In a small bowl, mix plum tomatoes, olive paste, red wine vinegar and 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Allow to stand 10 minutes before using.
  3. Place salmon pieces skin side up on steamer rack and place in steamer. Cover and steam 3 to 4 minutes for medium rare, more if desired.
  4. While fish is steaming, toss sunflower sprouts with ceci beans to dress. Check for seasoning with salt and divide among 4 plates.
  5. Remove hot salmon from steamer, place one piece on a plate, spoon 3 tablespoons vinaigrette around on each plate and serve.

Number of servings (yield): 3

Meal type: lunch

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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