Salmon Power Salad with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette

This Salmon Power Salad is full of superfoods such as blueberries, walnuts, spinach, and of course, salmon. This delicious salad is full of health-boosting power!

This Salmon Power Salad is full of health-boosting superfoods! | Kristine's Kitchen

Dinner salads are one of my favorite types of meals. I know that the name “salad” can be deceiving, as some are filled with unhealthy, high-calorie ingredients. By making main dish salads at home, you can control the ingredients and nutrition. Plus, eating at home is usually much more budget-friendly, too.

 

I had two goals when making this salad. First, it had to taste good. Taste is so important when it comes to our food, right? My second goal was to incorporate as many healthy “superfoods” as possible. Superfoods are foods that have many health benefits- for your heart, brain, and even mood. These foods are (obviously) unprocessed, and they offer health benefits such as reducing heart disease risk, lowering cholesterol, and even warding off cancer. Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

This Salmon Power Salad is full of health-boosting superfoods! | Kristine's Kitchen

And just look at this salad. The taste and flavors are amazing. It’s full of spiced grilled salmon, toasted walnuts, creamy avocado, fresh blueberries, red onion, and tangy goat cheese. You definitely won’t feel that you’re missing anything while eating this salad. It will leave you full of energy to tackle the rest of your day!

This Salmon Power Salad is full of health-boosting superfoods! | Kristine's Kitchen


Salmon Power Salad with Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette
 
This Salmon Power Salad is full of superfoods such as blueberries, walnuts, spinach, and of course, salmon. This delicious salad is full of health-boosting power!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the salmon:
  • 1 lb. fresh salmon, skin on
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
For the vinaigrette:
  • 2 ½ tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tbsp. honey
  • 1 ½ tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
For the salad:
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup walnuts, lightly toasted and chopped
  • 1 avocado, pitted and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
Directions
Prepare the salmon:
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder and brown sugar. Rub over the top of the salmon.
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium heat and lightly spray with cooking spray. Place salmon in the pan, skin side down, and grill until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Remove to a clean plate to cool slightly.
Make the vinaigrette:
  1. Whisk together yogurt, honey, Dijon, and vinegar until smooth. Whisk in olive oil. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
Assemble the salads:
  1. Place two cups spinach in each of 4 bowls. Lightly drizzle with vinaigrette and gently toss to distribute. Top with red onion, walnuts, avocado, blueberries, and goat cheese. Break the salmon into bite-size pieces and arrange on salads. Drizzle salads with remaining vinaigrette and serve.
Source: Kristine's Kitchen original.

 This Salmon Power Salad is full of health-boosting superfoods! | Kristine's Kitchen

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