My goodness, I can't believe I didn't review the one sooner! I've been making it for the past several months and my husband and I LOVE this recipe!! It is sooooo delicious and easy to put together. The only thing I tweaked was adding a little bit of sugar to the vinaigrette so it wasn't so tart. Other than that, this is THE perfect salmon salad. I used the spice rub (it's to die for) on salmon and grill it, serving it with veggies and quinoa for another option. A must try that is sure to become a favorite!
A spice rub and fresh goat cheese gives this Grilled Salmon Salad great flavor. You can make the tomato vinaigrette up to 3 hours ahead; cover and chill.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 600
- Calories from fat: 59%
- Protein: 44g
- Fat: 39g
- Saturated fat: 11g
- Carbohydrate: 20g
- Fiber: 3g
- Sodium: 1151mg
- Cholesterol: 123mg
- 1 1/2 pounds boned, skinned salmon fillet, cut into 4 equal pieces
- 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- About 1 teaspoon salt
- About 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 8 ounces salad mix, rinsed and crisped
- Tomato vinaigrette
- 4 ounces fresh chèvre (goat) cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup minced green onions (white and pale green parts only)
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1. Rinse salmon and pat dry. In a bowl, mix brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place salmon in bowl and rub pieces all over with spice mixture. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
- 2. Lay salmon on a barbecue grill over a solid bed of 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, turning once, until a thermometer inserted in center of thickest part reads 140°, 6 to 8 minutes total.
- 3. Meanwhile, divide salad mix equally among four plates. Place a piece of salmon on each mound of greens. Drizzle salads equally with tomato vinaigrette and sprinkle evenly with goat cheese, green onions, and pine nuts. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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