Salmon Salad with Pears and Walnuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 pound salmon fillets
4 cups mixed salad greens
1 pear, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
1. In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the vinaigrette mixture over the salmon fillets.
2. Spray a non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat and add salmon to pan. Cook, turning once, for 6 to 12 minutes.
3. Toss salad greens and pears with the vinaigrette mixture and divide between two plates. Top with salmon fillets and sprinkle with toasted walnuts.
Results: What a seriously simple meal to make! The vinaigrette was really tasty and the pears and walnuts added a nice crunch. Despite the original recipe warning me not to overcook the salmon, I overcooked the salmon! I should have known better, because my fillets were on the thin side. The original recipe called for grilling the salmon, which would have been better, but it’s Winter in Colorado and our grill is buried in the garage. Still, this was a nice, simple dish and I’ll definitely repeat!
This recipe came from Cooking 4 Life. The original recipe serves four and I modified the list of ingredients to fit with my “diet”.