Citrus-Marinated Salmon

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Citrus-Marinated Salmon
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
507
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

For the salmon

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

For the dressing

  • 1 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
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and cut into quarters
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and cut into quarters
  • 4 Cups washed baby salad greens

For the salad

  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
59%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Protein
23g
46%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
130µg
14%
Vitamin B12
3µg
53%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
46.7%
Vitamin C
101mg
100%
Vitamin E
8mg
41%
Vitamin K
46µg
58%
Calcium
92mg
9%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
73µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
73µg
18%
Iron
3mg
14%
Magnesium
59mg
15%
Monounsaturated
22g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
10mg
48%
Phosphorus
299mg
43%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
837mg
24%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.4%
Sodium
947mg
39%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
21.6%
Zinc
0.9mg
5.7%

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