Salmon and Artichoke Salad

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.

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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!

 

 

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The Recipe

Salmon and Artichoke Salad

Salmon and Artichoke Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb salmon
  • 1 can artichokes, drained + chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 2 tbsp capers, chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped + sauteed
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt + pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Set your broiler to high heat.
  2. Season both sides of your salmon with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cut it into serving size slices if it isn't already.
  3. Cook your salmon for about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Remove salmon and let it cool down.
  5. In the meantime, combine your other dry ingredients. Mix well without breaking up the pieces. Add olive oil and season with salt + pepper to taste.
  6. Once the salmon is cooled, you can either serve it on top, or break it into smaller pieces to add to your salad.
  7. Voila and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 16g

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Ginger Marie

I'm a thirty-something lifestyle blogger who tries not to take life too seriously. I think laughing and running are the cure to everything especially when its done in a new city. I think a balanced diet is important, and that they're much easier when they include chocolate. :)

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8 Comments

  1. This loos so good!! Great way to change it up and make your dish less boring! How do you come up with these recipes?

  2. What a combination?? I am always looking for new salmon recipes. Thank you!!

  3. YUM! Need to add this to the rotation for sure. Thanks for sharing xo

  4. i get salmon from fresh market every now and then but dont really do much besides bake them in a parchment paper. i use this method if you are interested to switch things up and always comes out great – http://www.foodpleasureandhealth.com/2013/12/salmon-en-papillote.html

    i have never tried salmon in salad so i will be thinking of this next time.

  5. I am so not creative when it comes to salmon. I would never have thought to pair it with artichokes and throw it into a salad! Will definitely try this next time.

  6. I love salmon!!! I used to eat it all the time as part of my meal prep, but with all the issues recently with farm raised salmon, ive been deterred.

    This looks delicious though!

  7. Salmon, artichokes and Quinoa are 3 of my favorite healthy foods! I’m gonna have to try this recipe very soon!

    Blingaholic88

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