Eating salad can be a pain sometimes when all you crave is a warm bowl of pasta or a big old hamburger. Am I the only person that has dangerous cravings for junk food? But as much as I do like to pig out on some junk food here and there, I still try to eat as healthy as I can when I can. In college, it can definitely be a lot harder to eat healthy because it takes more time and can also be more expensive.
Thankfully, at home, it’s a lot easier to maintain a healthier lifestyle and even better, there’s SALMON. The closest I can get to salmon in the college markets are frozen fillets…and that doesn’t sound too appetizing at around $12 per packet. Here’s a salmon salad that will leave you feeling full and content!
- 1 lb fresh spinach and lettuce
- 4 6 oz. salmon fillets
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Walnuts and craisins, for topping
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 3 tbsp chopped basil
- 3 tbsp orange juice
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
Brush salmon fillets with oil.
Season salmon fillet lightly with salt and pepper.
Place salmon fillets over skillet at medium-high heat.
Pan-sear salmon on both sides until salmon is flaky.
Cut salmon into smaller pieces (if not already in a fillet).
Combine all ingredients for citrus vinaigrette.
Place salmon on a bed of fresh lettuce and spinach.
Drizzle vinaigrette dressing over salmon salad and toss with walnuts and craisins.
Mix mix mix. You can adjust the vinaigrette to your liking if you don’t prefer too much basil, too much oil, etc.
Ooh baby you look so delicious.
Notice the green smoothies in the back…yup, I’m really trying to be healthy here.
This is taking salad to a whole different level.
Bon appétit! ♥