Salmon with Spinach Salad and Miso Vinaigrette

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Salmon with Spinach Salad and Miso VinaigretteRecipe
Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Sustainable Choice: Wild Alaskan salmon is a sure sustainable choice. Avoid farmed salmon. The gingery vinaigrette is also delicious with a steak salad.
Serves 4


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8 teaspoons canola oil, divided
4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon white miso (soybean paste)
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 1/2 cups shaved English cucumber
1 (9-ounce) package fresh baby spinach
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted


1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons canola oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle fish with salt. Add fish to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove fish from pan; keep warm.

2. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons canola oil, miso, and next 4 ingredients (through sesame oil) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add cucumber and spinach to bowl; toss well. Arrange 1 fillet and 2 cups salad on each of 4 plates. Sprinkle each serving with 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds.

Created date

April 2012

Nutritional Information

Calories 339
Fat 16.8 g
Satfat 1.9 g
Monofat 8.1 g
Polyfat 5.6 g
Protein 36.6 g
Carbohydrate 11.1 g
Fiber 4.1 g
Cholesterol 88 mg
Iron 3.8 mg
Sodium 471 mg
Calcium 81 mg