Truth moment: I used to hate salmon because I thought it was boring. Everywhere I went, it was just put on top of a recipe. Rarely did I go somewhere that had it put in a recipe that was creative or different. Salmon cakes were about as innovative as it got, but I most of the time they were fried so I would never order them. That’s why this week I decided to create some recipes that used salmon in new ways! In ways they were an ingredient in the recipe, not just a blanket that lays on top. First up is this appetizing Salmon and Artichoke Salad.
Why Salmon and Artichoke Salad?
This weekend, I was at Central Market for the first time in a few months. It can be pretty pricy, so I don’t go in often, but I wanted some fresh meat so I stopped by. As I came to the spectacular seafood counter, I saw that some of the prices were just out of my league. I walked up and down trying to figure out which one wouldn’t make me cry, and for some reason the salmon (priced at $14.99/lb) caught my eye. I don’t know why, but it just looked fresher and tastier than anything else, so I splurged and bought a pound of it.
When I got home, I threw some olive oil, salt, and pepper on it then broiled it for 10 minutes. I was just about to cook some broccoli to go with it, when I realized that I didn’t want another boring plate of salmon. I happened to have bought some canned artichokes at Central Market (just because they were there) so I figured I could do something with that. I threw a bunch of random ingredients in a bowl and was surprised to find it was actually tasty!
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup almond yogurt
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons nut butter (I used almond)
- 1/2 cup nut milk (I used almond)
- 2 tsp raw honey
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- pinch of cinnamon
- Zing Vitality Bar, cut into small pieces
- almond yogurt
- pumpkin spice
- Blend all Smoothie ingredients until smoothe. Top with toppings. Enjoy!
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