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Harissa salmon skewers

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  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Wheat free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • No added sugar
  • High in protein

These tasty salmon skewers have the perfect balance of rich and bright flavours. They’re a great party starter, too.

  • Serves12, as a starter
  • Cook time5 minutes
  • Prep time30 minutes, + 20 mins marinating time
Harissa salmon on skewers


  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 3 tsp harissa paste
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 4 Coles Tasmanian Salmon Fillets
  • Skin Off, cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 2 lemons, extra, very thinly sliced
  • Sumac, to serve
  • Mint leaves, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve

Tahini sauce

  • 1/4 cup (70g) tahini
  • 2 tbs Greek-style yoghurt
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped

Nutritional information

Per Serve: Energy: 645kJ/154 Cals (7%), Protein: 11g (22%), Fat: 11g (16%), Sat Fat: 2g (8%), Carb: 1g (0%), Sugar: 1g (1%), Dietary Fibre: 1g (3%), Sodium: 21mg (1%).

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  1. Step 1

    Combine oil, harissa paste, garlic and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Season. Add salmon, stir to coat and set aside for 20 mins to develop the flavours.

  2. Step 2

    To make the tahini sauce, combine the tahini, yoghurt, lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl. Add 1/3 cup (80ml) hot water and stir until smooth. Season.

  3. Step 3

    Thread the salmon mixture and lemon slices, folded, onto metal or soaked bamboo skewers. Heat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium-high. Spray salmon skewers with olive oil spray. Cook, turning occasionally, for 4 mins or until lightly charred and just cooked through.

  4. Step 4

    Transfer skewers to a serving platter. Sprinkle with sumac and mint. Serve immediately with lemon wedges and tahini sauce.

Recipe tip

Use it up:
Enjoy any leftover tahini sauce on salads or with roast potatoes.

Smart swap: Use chicken thigh fillets instead of salmon for a just-as-tasty, budget-friendly take on this winning starter.