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Citrus-Marinated Grilled Salmon with Tabbouleh

Citrus-Marinated Grilled Salmon with Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh salad is a beloved whole-grain dish. As with traditional versions, this recipe uses fragrant mint and parsley to flavor the salad, which proves a great match for grilled salmon topped with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.

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Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1 Cup uncooked bulgur wheat
  • 1 1/2 Cup boiling water
  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 Cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped chives
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 Cup finely chopped mint
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the salmon

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the grill
  • Zest and juice of 1 orange
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Five 6-ounce boneless, skin-on salmon fillets
  • 1/3 Cup finely chopped red onions
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped, or 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Directions

For the salad

Place the bulgur wheat, boiling water, lemon juice, and olive oil in a large bowl and stir gently. Immediately cover with a dish towel and set aside for 1 hour.

Then, uncover and fluff with a fork. Add the lemon zest, parsley, chives, onion, and mint. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and toss gently to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.

For the salmon

Combine 2 tablespoons of the oil and orange zest and juice in a wide, shallow dish. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and whisk together. Arrange the salmon in the dish, turn to coat all over with marinade, cover, and chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat a grill and brush the grates with oil. Remove the salmon from the marinade and discard the marinade. Arrange the salmon on the grill, skin side up, and cook, flipping once, until golden brown on both sides and just cooked through, about 10 minutes total. Transfer to a platter and set aside to let rest for 5 minutes.

Combine the onions, tomatoes, cucumber, remaining oil, and lemon juice in a medium-sized bowl. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and stir. Serve the salmon on a bed of tabbouleh salad with the tomato-cucumber mixture spooned over the top.

Nutritional Facts
Servings5
Calories Per Serving649
Total Fat40g61%
Sugar6gN/A
Saturated8g38%
Cholesterol94mg31%
Protein40g81%
Carbs35g12%
Vitamin A98µg11%
Vitamin B125µg92%
Vitamin B61mg65%
Vitamin C66mg100%
Vitamin E9mg43%
Vitamin K331µg100%
Calcium105mg11%
Fiber7g28%
Folate (food)107µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)107µg27%
Iron3mg18%
Magnesium125mg31%
Monounsaturated18gN/A
Niacin (B3)17mg84%
Phosphorus542mg77%
Polyunsaturated9gN/A
Potassium1114mg32%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg21.8%
Sodium1063mg44%
Thiamin (B1)0.5mg33.6%
Zinc2mg11%