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Herb Salmon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

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Our fresh Herb Salmon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing is especially for those weeknights when only a healthy salad will do.  Broiled Sockeye salmon fillets are served on a bed of crisp lettuce, fresh herbs and tossed with a pungent blue cheese dressing. 

Herb Salmon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Broiled lemony salmon fillet sits as king atop a crisp bed of greens and herbs.

We like the idea of a quick and easy salad as the main dinner entrée.   This healthy salad keeps the kitchen time to a minimum while providing your protein and veggies in a power-punch refreshing meal.

Herb salmon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Broiled Sockeye Salmon Fillets

Herb Salmon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Wild Sockeye salmon is our salmon of choice for this wonderful herb salmon salad with blue cheese dressing.   Sockeye is one of seven salmon species in the Pacific ocean, and it is the smallest in size, ranging from five to fifteen pounds.  Sockeye is caught in the cold waters of the Pacific ocean.  While its skin is blue in the ocean, it turns bright red after caught.

Sockeye gets its orange-colored flesh from eating the orange krill in the ocean.  Salmon is packed with heart-healthy Omega-3s, and the high-fat content keeps it moist and flaky when cooked.  Sockeye is a firm-flesh fish and is excellent for grilling or broiling as it holds together nicely.  Sockeye is moderately priced and available both fresh and frozen.

 

Herb Salmon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Creamy blue cheese dressing

Crisp lettuce and spicy arugula are mingled with fresh herbs, creamy chunks of blue cheese and the crunch of croutons.

The refreshing contrast of flavors and textures in this deliciously healthy salad is complemented with our own blue cheese salad dressing.  It is a blend of simple ingredients that is both creamy and chunky with bits of  Maytag blue cheese.   This herb salmon salad with blue cheese salad dressing will make an easy meal for lunch or dinner.

Herb Salmon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Moist and delicious Sockeye Salmon

The moist lemony salmon fillets are bursting with flavor and give this main dish salad a special quality.  

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Herb Salmon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Herb Salmon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Herb Salmon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing. Sockeye salmon fillets sit as king on a bed of lettuce and herbs. Tossed with a pungent blue cheese dressing.

Ingredients

For the Salmon:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • Salt/pepper

For the Salad:

  • 6 cups Butter Lettuce & Radicchio (7-oz bag)
  • 2 ounces arugula
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh tarragon leaves
  • 2 ounces fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill sprigs
  • 4-6 oz. blue cheese salad dressing (store-bought or homemade)
  • 3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup salad croutons

Instructions

Preheat the broiler with the oven rack positioned to broil. Coat a sheet pan with oil spray.

For the Salmon:

  1. Combine the lemon juice and the olive oil and brush it on the salmon fillets. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Add a lemon slice to each salmon fillet, place salmon skin-side-down on the prepared sheet pan and transfer to the oven. Broil 6 to 8 minutes depending on thickness of the salmon. Calculate 4 minutes for each 1/2-inch thickness of salmon. Remove from the oven and transfer to a plate and cover with foil.

For the Herb Salad:

  1. In a large salad bowl, add the butter lettuce/radicchio, arugula, red onion slices, tarragon, parsley and dill. Add blue cheese salad dressing to coat lightly and toss to combine. Divide equally into 4 chilled salad plates. Garnish with blue cheese crumbles and crunchy salad croutons. Place one salmon fillet on top of each salad portion. Serve immediately

Notes

  1. Nutrition values are for the salad and salmon without the blue cheese dressing. 
  2.  2 tablespoons of dressing = 150 cals., 16 fat, 1.5 sat. fat, 1 carb, 1 pro.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 439Total Fat: 21gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 510mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 44g

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Herb Salmon Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Moist and delicious Sockeye Salmon

Pat Nyswonger

Pat is a wife, mom of four adult children, and grandmother to seventeen beautiful children. She is a self-taught home cook and loves creating delicious meals for her family and friends. Her kitchen is the hub of activity in her home, and she loves to entertain.

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John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 18th of April 2018

Terrific looking salad! I love the combo of fish, particularly salmon, and lettuce greens. (Steak and lettuce greens is another wonderful combo.) Salmon is the perfect fish for a dish like this -- it's a fatty fish, so its flavor blends well with the greens. Fun post -- thanks.

Pat

Wednesday 18th of April 2018

Thanks, John....Salmon is so versatile I'm always looking for a new and fresh way to prepare it. :)

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