Citrus Baked Salmon With Teff Date Tabouli

Try this Citrus Baked Salmon with Teff Date Tabouli the next time you're looking for a fast, feel-good dinner. Perfect for those cooler evenings that call for something warm but fresh. 

Teff is a highly nutritious substitute for couscous in this tabouli, with the supergrain providing a decent dose of protein, fibre, iron, magnesium, and calcium. And its slight nutty flavour marries perfectly with the dates.


  • 4 fillets of salmon or ocean trout around 200 g each

Citrus glaze

Teff and date tabouli

  • 150g ivory teff grain
  • 150g brown teff grain
  • 3 roma tomatoes medium size
  • 1 Spanish onion small size
  • 100 g parsley
  • 8 leaves mint
  • 5 dates
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil, salt, and pepper
  • 1 pinch of ground all spices
  • 1 pinch 5 spices mix


  • 200g thick yogurt
  • 1 tblsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch of zaatar
  • 1 pinch of dried mint



1. Pre heat the over at 200 degrees celsius

2. Put all the citrus glaze ingredients together in a pot and cook on a medium heat and reduce down to a quarter

3. Cool glaze down and filter

4. In a pot put a spoon of olive oil and fry the teff grain for around 1 minute

5. Add 1.5 parts of water & cook for around 8 minutes

6. Remove from the stove and rest for another 10 minutes to let the teff let cool down

7. Roast the salmon in the pre-heated oven for around 7 mins or as to your preference

8. Cut the tomatoes in quarter remove the inside and then dice it

9. Dice the onions, chop the parsley , mint , dates and cranberries and put in a bowl

10. Mix the teff with all of the above tabouli  ingredients together and dress with lemon juice, olive oil , salt and pepper

11. Meanwhile, mix all the labne ingredients together and set aside

12. Plate up all ingredients and enjoy.

Teff Tribe

Article by Teff Tribe

Bondi-based Teff Tribe offers teff seed and flour as well as a line of teff porridges, pastas and baking mixes that make it easy to incorporate this often overlooked supergrain into even the busiest lifestyle.

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