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Salad: Fresh, Fast & Filling | So Good You'll Want More!

Mmmmm, who loves a good salad? I first tasted something similar to this salad at a restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. It had a little bit of everything in it. The winner for me was the apricots and walnuts. I never had a salad before with those two ingredients, but boy did I love it. Not a fan of either? Try this recipe, it may change your mind!

This salad is fresh, filling and easy to make. You can eat as is, or add wild-caught baked salmon. I highly recommended the salmon. Remember, make it your own - add/omit whatever you want.

Here's what you'll need for salmon:

  • fresh or thawed wild-caught salmon

  • butter (I recommend Earth Balance Vegan Butter)

  • old bay seasoning

  • garlic powder

  • 1/2 of lemon, sliced

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F

  2. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

  3. Rinse salmon and pat dry with paper towel.

  4. Lightly season with old bay & garlic powder on both sides.

  5. Place salmon on sheet.

  6. Put slice of lemon on each piece.

  7. Place butter on each piece of salmon.

  8. Garnish with parsley.

  9. Bake for 15 mins or until fish flakes with fork. DO NOT OVER COOK. Fish can be broiled as well, keep an eye out on it so it doesn't go up in flames, lol.

  10. 3 minutes before fish is done, lightly sprinkle with fresh lemon juice.

>some other seasonings/combinations if you don't have OLD BAY: jamaican curry powder, jamaican jerk seasoning, ginger + amino acids or soy sauce, & garlic powder + paprika, melted butter and fresh diced garlic.

*Don't forget to disinfect kitchen sink after rinsing raw meat.

Salad Ingredients:

  • fresh spinach

  • cucumber, diced

  • red onion, diced

  • 4-5 dried apricots, sliced

  • walnuts, roughly chopped

  • unsalted sunflower seeds

  • newman's own olive oil & vinegar dressing

> some other tasty add-ins: diced apples, mandarin oranges, dried cranberries, grilled corn, diced avocado, feta cheese, chopped asparagus, sliced green peppers, and olives. Directions:

  1. Place spinach on plate.

  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.

  3. Pour on spinach evenly.

  4. Place salmon on top.

  5. Enjoy!