Monday, January 26, 2009

Salmon & Fruit Spring Mix Salad

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This week we're starting the Chinese New Year by changing our eating habits slightly. We decided to incorporate more meatless meals and seafood in our diet as my husband doesn't eat beef. Although it's not quite vegetarian, we're opting for pescetarian meals every other week. So you'll find some pescatarian & vegetarian friendly meals in my blog in the posts to come. You'll also notice that I'll be including Weight Watcher points in my recipe posts for those who may be following the Weight Watchers Program.

For lunch today, I made a filling salad with salmon. Salmon is one of my favorite types of fish since it works well with various marinades, especially those of Asian flavors. For my salad, I prepared a salmon fillet to place on a bed of spring mix lettuce greens. For color and sweetness, I added some fresh fruits which made it an even more filling and satisfying meal.

Salmon & Fruit Spring Mix Salad
serves 1

1/8 salmon fillet
cooking spray
salt & pepper to taste
pinch of dill seasoning
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cup spring mix lettuce greens
1/2 cup drained mandarian oranges
1/2 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1/2 oz fresco Mexican crumbling cheese
2 tablespoons Asian sesame dressing


- Heat a small skillet over medium high heat.
- Season your fillet with salt, pepper and dill seasoning.
- Spray your skillet with cooking spray.
- Place seasoned fillet in the hot skillet and cook 2-3 minutes on each side.
- Squeeze the lemon juice over the fillet in the skillet.
- Top your lettuce with the cooked salmon.
- Sprinkle the oranges, strawberries and cheese around the fillet.
- Drizzle the dressing over the salad.

Weight Watcher Points Value = 6 points


I've also submitted this recipe/post to Chefspiration's Healthy Choices Giveaway who's featuring healthy recipes. I chose to submit this recipe because it's not only colorful but combines a nice balance of fruit, vegetables and lean protein. Be sure to check out the upcoming round up on Chefspiration's blog!

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