Citrus-Marinated Salmon

Citrus-Marinated Salmon
Contributor

Whole Foods Market

Three kinds of olives join two varieties of bell peppers to create a flavorful dressing for baby salad greens. Top with grilled citrus salmon for a delicious light summer meal.

4
Servings
461
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the salmon

  • naval orange
  • lemon
  • filet of salmon, about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped shallots

For the dressing

  • clove garlic
  • 4  Tablespoons  balsamic vinegar
  • 6  Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1  Teaspoon  rosemary leaves
  • 1/2  Cup  pitted black olives
  • 1/2  Cup  Kalamata olives
  • 1/4  Cup  pitted green olives
  • red pepper, seeded and cut into quarters
  • green pepper, seeded and cut into quarters
  • 4  Cups  washed baby salad greens

For the salad

  • medium cucumber, seeded and sliced
  • 12  cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Directions

For the salmon

In a container for marinating, zest orange and lemon. Slice orange and lemon in half and squeeze out all juice. Remove any seeds. Add juice to zest. Place salmon fillet in marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

Heat the grill to medium-hot. Grill for about 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Turning is not necessary. Salmon is done when it turns a light pink color throughout.

For the dressing

In the bowl of a food processor, combine shallots, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary. Blend for just a few seconds. Add olives and bell peppers. Pulse until finely diced.

For the salad

In a large serving bowl, toss salad greens with cucumbers and tomatoes. Add diced vegetables from the food processor. Slice salmon fillet into small strips and decoratively lay on top of salad.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
47%
Sugar
24g
27%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
41g
32%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
207µg
30%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
67µg
74%
Calcium, Ca
60mg
6%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
2µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
9mg
3%
Phosphorus, P
35mg
5%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
2014mg
100%
Water
218g
8%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Salmon Shopping Tip

A fresh fish should not smell fishy nor have milky, opaque eyes; it should have bright red gills, firm flesh, and a tight anal cavity.

Salmon Cooking Tip

Whole fish should be stored upright in ice in the refrigerator.

Salmon Wine Pairing

Pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillon, albariño, or rosé with most cooked salmon dishes; pinot noir with salmon in red wine or other strong sauce; grüner veltliner, rosé, or vintage or non-vintage champagne or sparkling wine with smoked salmon.