Heart Salmon Salad
Here's a great salmon salad recipe that is quick to prepare and full
of healthy goodness. The good thing about salmon is that it's is low
in calories and saturated fat, yet high in that cholesterol lowering
Omega 3 fatty acids.
These are the suggested ingredients, you can add more of your favorite
salad vegetables or add your best salad dressing, the choice is yours.
One thing about a nice salad is that they taste great and are really
healthy for the body.
Total calories per serve is under 300, so you have plenty of calories
left to play with if you want to add a little more to the plate. Perhaps
a small bread roll or beetroot would be a great filling addition.
- 1 small cos lettuce
- 2 carrots
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- small tin of corn kernels
- 8 asparagus spears
- 1 tin canned pink salmon
- 4 tablespoons balsamic
- 4 tablespoons extra
virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- small amount fresh
or processed chives
- Wash the cos lettuce
and spread 3 or 4 leaves on each plate
- Slice the tomatoes
and arrange around the inner ring of the plate
- Julienne the carrots
and cucumber into thin strips, mix together and arrange an even amount
in the middle of each plate in a nice pile
- Place a spoonful of
corn to one side of the carrot and cucumber mix
- Add chunks of salmon
opposite the corn
- >Lay 3 asparagus spears
horizontally across the carrots and cucumber as decoration
Garlic & Chives Salad Dressing
Combine the vinegar, chives and olive oil to a screw top container,
press the clove of garlic into the mix. Place cap on tightly and shake
until ingredients are mixed together. Pour over middle of salad.
This makes enough for four servings but you can add or subtract for
more or less people. Your arrangement of the salad can add to the visual
delight that the diner will have. If the plate looks visually appetizing
the enjoyment of the dish is increased.
What we have tried to achieve with this recipe is taste, low calorie
count, plus the health benefits of each ingredient. Salmon for the Omega
3 fatty acids. Corn for roughage which is good for the bowels. Cos lettuce
for the crispy taste plus leafy green goodness of iron and minerals.
Carrots for the vitamins and minerals.