Grilled Salmon Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Grilled Salmon Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe
You may as well call this an "antioxidant salad," because in addition to bursting with summery colors and flavors, it's full of phytonutrient rich produce like raspberries, soybeans, and tomatoes.
Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

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1/4 cup walnut halves (1 oz.)
12 asparagus spears (8 to 10 oz. total) or broccoli florets (1 in. wide and 3 in. long)
4 pieces (4 oz. each) boned salmon fillet
Spice rub (recipe follows)
3 heads (8 oz. each) Belgian endive
2 cups mixed baby salad greens, rinsed and crisped
1 dozen cherry tomatoes (1 in. wide; 8 oz. total), rinsed, stemmed, and halved
1/2 cup chopped red onion
Raspberry vinaigrette (recipe follows)
1 cup raspberries, rinsed
1/2 cup shelled cooked fresh or thawed frozen soybeans (see notes)
4 pumpernickel rolls

Preparation

1. Bake nuts in a 9-inch pie or cake pan in a 350° regular or convection oven until golden beneath skins, shaking pan once, 7 to 9 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over high heat, bring about 1 inch water to a boil. Rinse asparagus and snap off tough stem ends. Add asparagus or broccoli to pan and boil, uncovered, until bright green and barely tender when pierced, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water until cold.

3. Rinse salmon and pat dry. Coat flesh sides equally with all the spice rub. Lay fish, coated side down, on a grill over hot coals or high heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 2 to 3 seconds); close lid on gas grill. Cook fish, turning once, until opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), 7 to 9 minutes total. Transfer to a plate.

4. Rinse Belgian endive; trim off and discard discolored ends. Set aside 12 leaves; cut remaining leaves crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide slices and place in a bowl. Add salad greens, tomatoes, onion, and 1/4 cup raspberry vinaigrette; mix gently.

5. Arrange asparagus and whole endive leaves equally around edges of plates. Mound salad mixture equally in center of plates; top with warm salmon. Sprinkle servings equally with walnuts, raspberries, and soybeans. Drizzle remaining vinaigrette over the top. Serve with pumpernickel rolls.

Spice rub: In a blender, whirl 1 tablespoon each coriander seeds and fennel seeds and 1 1/2 teaspoons each dried thyme and black peppercorns until finely ground. Makes about 3 tablespoons.

Raspberry vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon walnut oil (optional), and 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes about 1/2 cup.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 571
Caloriesfromfat 44 %
Protein 36 g
Fat 28 g
Satfat 4.4 g
Carbohydrate 48 g
Fiber 13 g
Sodium 518 mg
Cholesterol 67 mg