Grilled Salmon with Fresh Coriander Paste & Potato Salad from Marley Spoon


How adventurous are you in the kitchen? I mean when was the last time you cooked up something really extravagant at home?

Weeks, months, a year?

We can all fall into the trap of cooking the same few dishes over and over again, I’m a total foodie and I fall prey to it too.

I hand on heart love cooking new things, experimenting with my own recipes or sourcing delicious recipes from my fellow bloggers and also my dad (one of the perks of being a restaurateur’s daughter), but on a day to day basis I just wish I had more time to spend cooking.

Whilst I always make sure I cook fresh meals for my family, I do fall into the habit of cooking the same few dishes when I’m busy with work and family life, particularly through the week and well, I’m a little bit bored and I want something delicious but convenient…

Convenience food has become synonymous with junk food, known for its excessive E numbers, being over processed and having high levels of saturated fat, sugar and salt but not all convenience food is bad.

At the other end of the spectrum to your pot noodles and ready made meals, is the utterly fabulous, fresh, tasty and nutritious new recipe box service, Marley Spoon which helps you create dishes like this-

grilled salmon salad

Perfect for all the time-poor, health conscious Nigella’s out there like me, Marley Spoon delivers seasonal and market fresh ingredients straight to your door.

It’s affordable too with dishes starting from £5.50 per person including delivery and simple to use, with 7 recipes posted on the Marley Spoon website each week.

Just choose which ones you like and then 48 hours later the exact ingredients that you need for the meal will arrive, along with a step by step recipe card to make the dish. Amazing.

Now, where Marley Spoon really stands our from other recipe delivery services is the exceptional quality of its dishes and ingredients.

I only want the best for my for family and all their produce is market fresh, locally sourced, sustainable and organic wherever possible.

The recipes are developed by top chefs and as all the ingredients are portioned for each dish so you won’t waste money on buying pots of expensive herbs or condiments that are used once and then expire in six weeks! Plus you’re not tied into any subscriptions either – its an on demand service there when you want it.

We were sent this fabulous box to make grilled salmon with fresh coriander pesto and potato salad and it was one of the tastiest meals we’ve made at home-

What we were sent-


  • new potatoes
  • almonds
  • fresh coriander
  • garlic clove
  • white balsamic vinegar
  • marinated artichoke hearts
  • spring onions
  • cucumber
  • skinless salmon fillets
  • unwaxed lime

What we required-

  • olive oil
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • baking tray
  • small frying pan
  • medium saucepan
  • hand blender
  • oven with grill
  • measuring jug

marley spoon delivery

marley spoon fish box meal ingredientsIt all looked so tempting that even my 2 year old Xander wanted to get involved too! A future Jamie Oliver in the making perhaps?

Sweet little hands in shot!

salmon fillets, new potatoes, artichokes and salad

All their packaging is environmentally friendly made using recycled materials or regenerative natural products such as sheep’s wool so it’s guilt free cooking at its finest.

please refrigerate packaging

Just look at the perfect peachy colour of the organic fresh salmon! Scrumptious!

salmon fillets

This is how we made the recipe following the recipe card sent.

First we set the grill to high and popped the potatoes in a salted saucepan to boil.

new potatoes

boiling new potatoes

Whilst they were cooking, we made a start on the fresh coriander pesto.

We quickly browned off Peter’s almonds in a large pan.

frying almonds

And then added them to a hand blender along with the fresh coriander, garlic, vinegar and oil.

making pesto coriander with almonds

Ta da!


For the salad prep, we chopped up the spring onions and cucumber.

spring onions

chopped spring onions

Quartered the artichokes, added the potatoes and mixed.

potato salad

Next we brushed the salmon with oil, seasoned with salt and pepper and grilled under the oven.

raw salmon fillets

After 15 minutes the salmon was perfectly cooked-

grilled salmon

Breaking the salmon, we added the pesto (to Peter’s bowl) and potato salad, stirred and served with wedge of lime.

grilled salmon salad

salmon and potato salad

marley spoon salmon salad dish

Here is my version, just as tasty, nut-free version-

pesto-free salmon salad

Sunshine on a plate.

A divine, quick, easy, healthy meal for all the family!

We even made a video of the recipe too. Don’t miss it:

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136 Responses

  1. Emma

    I’ve never tried one of these services but would like to see how well they work and if the meals come together easily.

  2. Nancy Bradford

    I’d like to win because they look really delicious x

  3. Samantha Atherton

    I like to win so I can have something exciting to eat. The constraints of a tight budget and a three year old means I tend to cook the same meals, that I know everyone likes, in rotation.

  4. Sheri Darby

    I’d love to win because I enjoy my food and this prize looks a feast

  5. Jackie Allum

    Well I’ve tried Gousto and Hello Fresh, and just looking at this makes my mouth water so would love to opportunity to try this one out too.

  6. Diane Carey

    I love good, healthy food and trying new recipes. This beats walking round the supermarkets looking for ingredients and buying too much of certain ones, which can then get wasted

  7. Edward Guerreiro

    …because their food looks delicious, and it would be great to be able to expand my culinary repertoire.

  8. david cavender

    my cooking is basic-trying this would be a great change

    • Helene

      With a 7 month old at home, I have little time to meal plan so this would make a nice change!

  9. damian thomas

    Love to accept a new challenge – me and the kitchen dont normally get along 🙂

  10. Alex Telford

    I have tried something similar before and loved it, but didn’t like being tied to a subscription service. I love that you can just dip in to this.

  11. Laura Baker

    I would love to win because I rarely have time to cook new dishes at home and this sounds like the perfect way to create fresh delicious meals conveniently.

    • SophieR

      Seems like an awesome concept – would love to try it with my mother !

    • Ursula Hunt

      Love cooking but often struggle for new ideas so this would be great

  12. Jan Beal

    The food looked wonderful and it’s always great to get new ideas. Marley Spoons ingredients looked first class!

  13. Leila Benhamida

    Love to cook like a chef and enjoy exciting, healthier and delicious meals with my family.

    • Andrea A

      I keep on making the same old things, this would give me some inspiration and encourage me to try new things.

  14. Fiona S

    Because I need some inspiration! Keep on making the same old things.

  15. Natally

    My mealtimes have been a little samey, would be an inspirational change.

    • Stacey

      I would love to win because I love to cook & love to try out new meals. Plus the meals look amazing! 🙂 xx

  16. Liam Bishop

    I would love to do a good cooking job for a change rather than the easy stuff!

  17. Gerri Tennant

    I have never tried this sort of scheme although I have been interested for a long time. It would be great to see if it was worth buying a subscription. My husband does all the cooking at the moment – maybe I could start with Marley Spoon.

  18. Katrina Coombs

    I’d love to win because it would be amazing mixing up our meal plan and trying something new, it looks absolutely gorgeous and simple to prepare.

  19. Kali Filsell's

    i am already subscribed to another meal delivery box company where I get 3 complete recipes to cook each week but I would love to try Marley Spoon to see how they compare

  20. esther james

    It would be lovely to widen my families meal choices as we are stuck in a rut

    • honestmum

      Thanks it was so super fresh, I could have made a sashimi dish if I’d wanted. Really can’t recommend them enough x

  21. debbie smith

    i truly love to cook i wouldnt say im good at it but im certainly getting better this looks fab ! x

  22. Keri Jones

    I would like to win because I always struggle to decide on dinners & we always seem to eat the same things every week. It would be nice to shake it up a bit 🙂 x


    Anything that makes the week easier/more stress free is a winner in my book – plus your salmon dish looks divine! x

  24. Heather Haigh

    I love trying out new dishes but am often short of ideas.

  25. Elizabeth Briggs

    I am not great at cooking or coming up with new ideas – so would love something new to give me motivation.

  26. Emma Joynes

    I’m so ridiculously happy i came across your website a few days ago! my friend recommended it and i love this idea!! 🙂 I try and keep a good diet but being a mum of 2 who are both under 2 is really hard! thanks for the opportunity!

    • Dawn Andrews

      I’m a pescetarian and I’m always on the lookout for new meal ideas.

  27. Anthony G

    I’m not a fan of convenience foods but this post has captured my curiosity. I’m intrigued to find out if these “healthy convenience” meals really are as good as they appear to be 🙂

      • Anthony G

        They certainly look mouth-wateringly appetising! 🙂

  28. Tracey Belcher

    I love to cook and would truly love to try these – they look fabulous


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