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Salmon with Asian Pesto, Roasted Butternut Squash & Asparagus Salad

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer AF300
  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Total time: 35 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 2 people

Salmon with Asian Pesto, Roasted Butternut Squash & Asparagus Salad

As seen on our TV adverts, this delicious salmon dish is packed full of flavour

Allergies

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Fish, Nuts

Ingredients

  • 2 (approx. 175g) salmon fillets

For the pesto

  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 40g roasted peanuts
  • 50g coriander, stemmed
  • 25g mint leaves, stemmed
  • 25g Thai basil, stemmed
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1.5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 5 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar

For the butternut squash

  • 400g butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1.5cm half moon slices
  • 100g asparagus tips, blanched 1 minute in boiling water
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Aleppo chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dried coriander
  • Salt and pepper

To serve

  • 1 Heart of Romaine lettuce, washed, picked and left whole
  • 1/2 pack ready made quinoa
  • 1 spring onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges to garnish

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Method

  • Step 1

    Place the salmon in drawer 1 of the Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer. Turn the unit on, select “1”, then the “AIR FRY” function. Set the temperature to 200, and the time to 8-12 minutes depending on the size of the fish

  • Step 2

    Mix all the squash ingredients in a bowl except the asparagus

  • Step 3

    Place the butternut squash mix in to drawer 2. Select “2”, then the “ROAST” function. Set the temperature to 200, and the time for 15-20 minutes

  • Step 4

    Press “Sync” followed by “Start”

  • Step 5

    When the butternut squash mix in drawer 2 has 4 minutes left, add the asparagus in to drawer 2

  • Step 6

    While that’s cooking, mix together the pesto ingredients. When there’s 2 minutes remaining on the cook time, brush the top of the salmon fillets with the pesto mix

  • Step 7

    When the time is complete, remove the salmon and vegetables from the Ninja Foodi Dual Zone Air Fryer

  • Step 8

    Toss the remaining pesto with lettuce and quinoa. Assemble the squash, asparagus and salmon on top of salad and sprinkle with spring onions, dollops of pesto and serve with  lime wedges. Serve and enjoy!