Sunday, February 21, 2010

Grilled Salmon Salad

This is a great lunch or light meal. I have trouble digesting raw lettuce so I usually have steamed spinach in all my salads. This salad combines steamed salmon and spinach, steamed salmon all topped with an olive oil mustard dressing. I really love plain steamed salmon, it allows you to enjoy the natural taste without interference. DE-Light!

1 1/2 cup Spinach
1/2 Red pepper
2 oz Wild Salmon*
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 tablespoon Yellow mustard
1/2 tablespoon Honey

*As a student at Berkeley I took a class on American food and one of our guest lecturers discussed the nutritional differences between wild and farmed fish. There are drastic differences so I strongly urge you to eat wild fish. Trader Joe's has affordable wild fish in the frozen section :-)

Start by cutting red peppers length wise. Place peppers on baking sheet and spritz with olive oil. Bake peppers at 450 until tops get brown spots. Boil water in a pot and place steamer with salmon and steam for about 5 minutes then add spinach and steam for another 5 minutes. While food is cooking mix olive oil, honey and mustard. When spinach and salmon are finished steaming place on plate with peppers and top with dressing.