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Salmon Caesar Salad

Salmon Caesar Salad

Salmon Caesar Salad – Clean & Delicious®

We did it! (I say we because it was 100% team work between me and my husband).

We pre-prepped a ton of veggies, some fruit, hard boiled eggs, sweet potatoes and steel-cut oats yesterday and successfully pulled off our first pre-planned meal of the week!

I had the lettuce and the fennel chopped and washed, and made the dressing on Sunday, so when it was time to assemble my salad all I had to do was broil the salmon (super basic and simple… I just went with a little salt and pepper [I demonstrate this at the end of this Salmon "101"]), chop my tomato and steam my asparagus (which I did in the microwave in two minutes).

I loved this salad!  The dressing is super light and fresh.

I made extra salmon to use in another recipe tomorrow night (it makes the perfect head start ingredient). Enjoy!

Salmon Caesar Salad

Yield: Serves 2

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Dressing

  • 1 big or 2 small cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup of non fat Greek yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Quick Croutons

  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 fat clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp of olive oil

Caesar Salad

  • ½ lb of cooked Wild King Salmon (check out the end of this video to learn a quick technique for simply broiled salmon).
  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped up
  • 1 bulb of fennel, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ½ bunch of skinny asparagus spears, tough ends removed
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese

Directions:

Dressing
Combine garlic, anchovy paste, mustard, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.

Stir in yogurt and season with salt and pepper.

Makes ¾ cup.  (You won’t need all the dressing for this salad)

Quick Croutons
Pop bread into the toaster and toast.  Remove hot toast and rub each piece with the garlic clove (the garlic will melt right into the bread).


Salmon Caesar Salad
Drizzle each piece with half a teaspoon of olive oil and then cut into bite size pieces.

Combine lettuce, fennel, tomato, and asparagus.  Gently toss with ¼ cup of Caesar dressing and then divide salad onto two plates.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and top with Quick Croutons and Salmon… enjoy!!

Serves 2.

Nutritional Analysis

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 429; Total Fat: 13.9g; Saturated Fat: 2.8g; Cholesterol: 86mg; Sodium: 464mg; Carbohydrate: 34.6g; Dietary Fiber: 6.8g; Sugars: 6.2g; Protein: 41g

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9 Responses to “Salmon Caesar Salad”

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    Priyanka — July 7, 2009 @ 5:46 pm

    Way to go on getting your first planned meal done!! Eat well, you and Katie need good nutrition!!

    Love the salad.I like lite dressings and this one is right up my alley!

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    Dani — July 7, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    Priyanka – Thanks:). Cant wait to post the next recipe!

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    valeria — July 8, 2009 @ 12:38 am

    Hi Dani! As always you are amazing!!I have no kids but I should organize as well as you , so it would be easier to handle my job!
    anyway, for how long can you store hard boiled eggs? thank you so much!!

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    Dani — July 8, 2009 @ 4:29 am

    Valeria – I would say you can store hard boiled eggs for a bout a week. My general rule of thumb is that if it smells good and tastes good… it’s good to eat:)

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    Judy Divoky — July 8, 2009 @ 6:20 am

    Steel cut oats, hard boiled eggs, sweet potatoes? Were these for other meals? Don’t see them in the recipe. This sounds so delicious.

    Don’t see how you can do this! Best to you! Still feel you should have your own show on some network. I don’t pull up the Food Network anymore.

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    Dani — July 8, 2009 @ 7:44 am

    Judy – The oats are for breakfast and the eggs are just for snacks. The sweet potatoes were going to be for lunch or snacks but they actually made a surprise appearance in last nights dinner… I’ll post that recipe today! Thanks for all your support!!

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    Deborah — July 8, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    Congrats on your first planned meal.. that is a big accomplishment with a new little one. My grandma gave me the best gift ever when I had my daughter… meals delivered every night for 2 weeks.. everything included even dessert. On the first night she brought over a sheet cake on a board covered in foil, after the cake was finished we took the foil off and it was a puzzle that I always played with at her house years before.. It was so sweet and my kids grew up playing with the puzzle, a great memory i’ll always have.

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    Sonia — December 29, 2009 @ 8:33 am

    Dani, how long does the dressing last in the fridge? Going to try this tonight!

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    Janet Anderson — March 31, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    YUMMY! Thank you for a wonderful recipe…every one loved it..I want to try the other salmon recipe next time…the dressing really makes the salad…and it’s healthy…thanks for coming up with tasty healthy recipes. Janet

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