Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Smoked Salmon Salad with Avocado

It's a busy week around here, but never too busy for a healthy meal! I made this salad the other night, and packed it "to-go" for work the next day.

I recently picked up a package of smoked salmon from Trader Joe's, but hadn't come up with a way to use it yet. I tested it out on some Mary's Gone Crackers, and loved it. So, I decided to come up with a quick salad using the smoked salmon as my protein. 

This salad looks fancy & tastes delicious, but is SO quick & easy to toss together! Plus, it's good for you. :) 

I love using simple ingredients that pair well together, & letting their fresh flavors shine through. No need for thick dressings or extra "stuff".

The salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are good fats that help maintain brain function & prevent depression. (So cool!) The kale makes a great nutrient-dense bed for the salad, and the avocado supplies a good amount of fiber.

Hope you enjoy this simple recipe, & give the smoked salmon a try! It has an amazing light smokey flavor & is nice to have in the fridge for a quick protein option. Enjoy! :)


Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups baby kale
  • 2 oz wild smoked salmon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • fresh lemon
  • salt & pepper
Directions:
  1. Top the kale with salmon & avocado.
  2. Drizzle with avocado oil & a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  3. Add salt & pepper to taste.




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2 comments:

John Cutler said...

One of my favorite salad... I always order Salmon Salad at seafood restaurants with my dinner.
http://www.neworleansbarandgrill.com/food/salmon-salad

Jessie B said...

Awesome! Salmon is one of my favorites too. So tasty & so good for ya :)