Light, fresh and healthy grilled salmon Greek salad recipe. Crisp vegetables are tossed in a tangy lemon basil dressing and topped with flaky salmon.
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Light, fresh and healthy is my current mood. The dreaded bikini season is on its way, right? I’m making a lot of lighter meals for dinner lately. Salads with some added protein have been a win for these warmer days and the waistline.
To minimize the cleanup, I’ve been firing up my grill. It’s nice just stepping outside to our patio and enjoying some fresh air while cooking dinner. I scored a beautiful whole sockeye salmon fillet and thought that grilling this gorgeous fish would be a fabulous way to highlight the flavors. This salmon Greek salad is loaded with crisp, fresh vegetable and tossed in a tangy lemon basil dressing.
Here are my rules for building a killer salad: Crunchy, creamy, savory, tangy and a hint of sweet. If you have these five elements, your salad combinations will be a hit!
For the crunch I like a mixture of salad greens, I’ve got chopped romaine, kale, and spinach in this recipe. Cucumbers, red bell peppers, and red onions add even more crisp textures. The ripe baby tomatoes add a natural burst of sweetness plus a little bit of honey in the dressing.
Creaminess from the feta and walnuts are the cherry on top. The cheese also adds that savory note and the garlic in the dressing. The lemon juice from the dressing adds just the right amount of acidity to brighten and bring all of the elements in the salad together.
I don’t know what it is, but salmon is sexy. It has to be that vibrant orange-pink hue, and the ability to infuse flavors with ease. I’m obsessed.
If you don’t know about Monday salmon nights at the Gavin, you’re missing out. We have my Mediterranean-spiced roasted salmon and miso-glazed salmon on constant rotation! This is my first grilled salmon recipe this year, and it certainly won’t be the last.
My two essential kitchen tools right now are my grill and my blender, they have been real time savers. I was able to cook this salmon in under 10 minutes and throw all of the dressing ingredients into the blender to create the fastest creamy dressing in under a minute. Such a blessing for all of us strapped on time but still need a wholesome and satisfying meal.
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