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Grapefruit and Avocado Salad With Seared Salmon

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad With Seared Salmon not only provides great taste and appealing presentation, it's loaded with powerful nutrients. When you serve this power salad, you'll get heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids--thanks to the walnuts and salmon--plus monounsaturated fats from the avocado that also helps your heart. The grapefruit helps kick up fat-burning and stabilizes blood sugar--a powerful combo if you're tyring to drop a few pounds.

Health APRIL 2012

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 cups salad and 3 ounces salmon)
  • Cook time:7 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Total:17 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large grapefruit
  • 2 large bunches arugula, stems removed (10 cups)
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 (5-ounce) wild salmon fillets (skin on)
  • 1/4 cup toasted walnuts, roughly chopped

Preparation

1. Peel and segment grapefruit with a sharp knife on a cutting board; reserve juice in a bowl. Toss grapefruit segments and juices with arugula and avocado; divide salad among 4 serving plates. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.

2. Sprinkle remaining salt and pepper over both sides of salmon. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add fish (skin-side down) to skillet, and cook until skin is golden and fish releases easily from pan (about 4 minutes). Using a spatula, gently flip fish and cook about 3 minutes more. Break each fillet into 4 pieces; top salads with 3 pieces fish. Drizzle salads with reserved dressing; sprinkle with walnuts.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 360
  • Fat: 23.9g
  • Saturated fat: 3.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 11.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 7.3g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrate: 14g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 58mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 309mg
  • Calcium: 148mg
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