Lemon Roasted Salmon and Kale Salad [Recipe]

Crispy gourmet kale and fresh romaine lettuce topped with lemon roasted salmon, doesn’t that sound mouth-watering to you? Well, this is just a part of one of my favourite salads that I get the pleasure of having for lunch today. Not only is it healthy and rich in protein, but it’s also full of so much delicious goodness – you won’t believe a salad can be all three. If you’re looking for something yummy to pack for lunch that will help keep you full, jump on my bandwagon and give this puppy a try!

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1 cup chopped organic romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup chopped organic kale
  • ½ cup cooked organic quinoa (or your favorite grain)
  • 150 g of salmon (wild or organically farmed)
  • 4 cherry tomatoes (sliced and diced)
  • 1 tbsp sliced almonds
  • ½ tbsp feta cheese
  • Pepper, salt and Italian seasoning to taste
  • 2 slices of lemon
  • Olive oil
Dressing:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste

Prep time: approximately 25-35 min

Makes: 1 single serving

Directions:

Prepare salmon:
  1. Preheat oven – set to high broil and place baking rack on the highest bar, closest to the heat as possible.
  1. Season salmon with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and top with 2 slices of lemon. Take glass-baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and place seasoned salmon on the baking sheet.
  1. Place the salmon in the oven and broil on high for 8-12 minutes, or just until opaque. Allow salmon to cool before flaking apart with a fork.
While your salmon is roasting:
  1. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Place romaine lettuce and kale in a bowl and drizzle with the lemon-balsamic vinaigrette. Toss to combine.
  1. Toss in quinoa, almonds, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, salmon and enjoy!

 

Additional notes:

If you want to read up on the importance of choosing wild or organically farmed salmon and its health benefits see: 7 Health Benefits of Salmon to Improve Your Vitality.

For the Amazing Benefits of Kale:

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