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Balsamic Alaska Salmon With Strawberries

The perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors

Recipe Courtesy of Maya Evoy and Alaska Seafood

This salad is a dieters dream: homemade balsamic vinaigrette, wild-caught salmon, baby kale, quinoa, and ripe strawberries make it a celebration of taste and textures. It’s cool and refreshing, making for a lovely lunch or dinner.

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Ready in
20 m
4
Servings
735
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

For the Salmon

  • 4 Salmon fillets (3 to 4-ounces each), such as wild Alaska salmon, pin bones removed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Salad

  • 6 Cups baby kale, spinach, or arugula
  • 2 Cups cooked quinoa, cooled to room temperature
  • 16 strawberries, hulled and quarted
  • 1/2 Cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped

Directions

For the Salmon

Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Add oil to a sauté pan and place over medium-high heat.  Add salmon fillets and sear on both sides until golden and cooked just until opaque throughout, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.  Set aside and allow to rest

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette

Add all ingredients to a jar, seal tightly with a lid, and shake until smooth and emulsified, about 30 seconds. Set aside.

For the Salad

Add kale to a large bowl. Gently stir in cooked quinoa. Drizzle kale and quinoa with half of vinaigrette; toss to combine. Divide salad among 4 plates. Top dressed kale and quinoa with strawberries and salmon fillet. Sprinkle with pistachios and drizzle with remaining vinaigrette.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving735
Total Fat53g81%
Sugar11gN/A
Saturated8g41%
Cholesterol54mg18%
Protein29g57%
Carbs37g12%
Vitamin A44µg5%
Vitamin B123µg53%
Vitamin B61mg53%
Vitamin C46mg77%
Vitamin E9mg46%
Vitamin K80µg100%
Calcium83mg8%
Fiber6g25%
Folate (food)97µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)97µg24%
Iron3mg18%
Magnesium125mg31%
Monounsaturated30gN/A
Niacin (B3)9mg47%
Phosphorus487mg70%
Polyunsaturated11gN/A
Potassium868mg25%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg18.1%
Sodium787mg33%
Sugars, added1gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.5mg31.2%
Zinc2mg13%