Salmon Salad on Arugula

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Cindy Barr  

One serving of this tasty fresh fish salad packs in a full day's worth of omega-3 fatty acids. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container up to two days.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup arugula and 2/3 cup salmon mixture)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 15 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 354
  • Fat: 19.4g
  • Saturated fat: 4.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 8.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4g
  • Protein: 38g
  • Carbohydrate: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 97mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 297mg
  • Calcium: 65mg

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skinned
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plain fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraîche or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 4 teaspoons capers, rinsed, drained, and chopped
  • 4 cups baby arugula leaves
  • 1 cup very thinly vertically sliced red onion

Preparation

  1. 1. Sprinkle salmon evenly with salt and pepper. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add salmon; cook 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Cool to room temperature; flake with a fork.
  2. 2. Combine salmon, 1 table­spoon juice, yogurt, and next 3 ingredients (through capers) in a medium bowl. Refrigerate 30 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  3. 3. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1 tablespoon juice, arugula, and onion in a bowl. Toss gently to coat. Divide arugula mixture evenly among 4 plates. Top evenly with salmon mixture.
Note:

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