Salmon, Asparagus, and Orzo Salad with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette

  • micheleh24 Posted: 05/25/09
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    I made this for the Memorial Day weekend and it got rave reviews. My husband loved it and I had several friends ask for the recipe. It was very light, crisp and refreshing. I will definitely be making this again. Next time I may substitute shrimp for the salmon.

  • stephil Posted: 11/30/10
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    This is a summer staple for us! Rather than cook the salmon the same day, I wait until we grill or broil some and make extra. It saves time when I make this salad. Almost any firm fish will work; I've used swordfish and halibut as well as salmon, but salmon is still my favorite. I've also used green beans when the asparagus doesn't look good. This is a huge favorite!

  • mangiapeach Posted: 01/01/10
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    I added lots of romaine lettuce and made extra dressing so it was more of a dinner salad, very filling and healthy. No need for any side dishes this way. Easy enough for weeknights. Kids and DH gobbled it up!

  • kpowell143 Posted: 06/09/09
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    My husband LOVED this recipe and we're not big dill fans. It was a delicious recipe, easy to make and it's even good the next day. If you want some kick to it add a little siracha when you serve it. It's fabulous and a definite keeper!! Enjoy!!

  • adl880 Posted: 06/12/10
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    I chose to do this recipe as a side dish, without the salmon. I also used 1 tbsp of bottled dill as I could not find fresh at the store. It turned out average. It had an interesting flavor, but wasn't what I was expecting from the great reviews of this recipe.

  • zoefagioli Posted: 05/10/10
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    i made a couple changes to accomodate what i had in the kitchen already, i subbed kashi mulitgrain pilaf for the orzo and fresh green beans for the asparagus. this salad is awesome! super tasty, doesn't take long to make, and healthy. broiling the salmon is great because it gives it a nice flavor. i brought it to work for lunch every day until it ran out. i'll definitely make this again, especially when i've got a busy week coming up!

  • BessCooksDinner Posted: 01/13/11
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    This is a wonderful recipe. I can't give it enough stars. Be sure to slice the onions very thinly. I make it with WW Orzo (from Whole Foods) and frequently use steamed broccoli in lieu of the asparagus. When I add halved grape tomatoes it goes from wonderful to sublime.

  • Lauren222 Posted: 08/04/09
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    This recipe is fantastic because it is quick to make and most importantly tastes fantastic. I made two changes to the recipe. 1. I used shredded parmasean cheese in the lemon/dill dressing instead of feta cheese. It worked very well. Mostly did this because I forgot feta at the store. 2. I also left out the onions because it was a date night for me. This also did not effect the overall quality of the dish and didn't have to deal with onion breath. I would 100% recommend this to my friends/families/anyone else who likes salmon and pasta!

  • Laura56 Posted: 07/18/10
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    Fantastic recipe! I just made today and would absolutely serve entertaining or an upgrade as a normal dish to pass. I would start cooking the salmon earlier than stated only because over 1lb of salmon(depending on piece size) may take longer and you don't want to shred hot. Also combine the dressing while the orzo is still hot and it will absorb the flavor more! Enjoy!!

  • GenevaSchaum1 Posted: 01/07/10
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    I made this for my husband last night and substituted snow peas for asparagus. Delicious! The ONLY suggestion I have is IF you aren't a big fan of dill, cut the fresh dill in half. Terrific recipe!

  • rachginvermont Posted: 01/18/10
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    So delicious! My husband and I were looking for new ways to make salmon. This was so so good and it will become a weekly standard. Would be a great meal to make for company too! One thing though -- unless we eat a lot more than the average person, which I don't think we do -- this served two people as a full meal/entree, not the six servings it has listed.

  • asiemer Posted: 05/03/10
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    This recipe is really delicious. It is perfect for dinner when you just want something light and healthy. I followed the recipe except that I added fresh spinach to add some healthy greens to it. It was perfect for my husband and I on a nice, spring evening when we didn't want a heavy meal.

  • brennaeg Posted: 04/06/11
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    I sauted the asparagus with the onions and I am glad I did. I think there was a little too much lemon or I would have given it 5 stars.

  • mollstothewall Posted: 10/25/11
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    I make this all the time. I've switched out salmon for some sauteed shrimp and it's still great.

  • And11Rio Posted: 02/02/12
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    This recipe is awesome! The only change I did was to cook the onions and it was perfect!

  • pamwalsh67 Posted: 05/26/13
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    Loved it. I made it warm more like a hot dish Also only used cut the lemon juice a bit. .

  • stefank118 Posted: 01/23/13
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    I tried this recipe completely as is, and my girlfriend and I both thought it was outstanding. Very fresh tasting meal. Thanks!

  • JillPlotke Posted: 06/13/12
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    This was such a great recipe. My boyfriend and I loved it. He said it was the best thing he'd eaten in a long time :) Neither of us like feta cheese so I left it out. I did add a bit more olive oil to the vinaigrette and dill as well. Will be making this regularly!

  • JillyBurke Posted: 08/15/13
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    Great flavor, a bit tedious to make.

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