Heart healthy salmon salad

This light and fresh salmon salad is the perfect meal solution for any day of the week! It is simple to make and is loaded with fill-me-up proteins and heart healthy fats that will keep you full well until your next meal or snack. Did I mention it is also super delicious!

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 oz piece of wild-caught salmon
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups of spring greens
  • ½ cup yellow peppers, chopped
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ¼ cup red onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cubed feta cheese

Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • Pinch of sea salt

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add salmon on top. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika, cayenne pepper, sea salt and pepper.
  3. Place baking sheet into preheated oven and set timer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. While salmon is in the oven, add all the prepared vegetables into a bowl and top with feta cheese. Set aside.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, add olive oil, lemon juice, oregano and sea salt. Mix together well and add into salad. Toss to coat vegetables.
  6. Once salmon is flakey, remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Add onto salad and enjoy!

Serves 1

 

Nutritional analysis: calories 500, fat 27g, carbohydrates 18g, fiber 7g, protein 57g

 

Health benefits of salmon:

  • Excellent source of protein
  • Rich in omega-3 fatty acids
  • Good source of B vitamins
  • Filled with antioxidants
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer
  • Promotes healthy skin

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