May 22, 2013 posted by dre

asian salmon salad

may is national salad month!  it’s actually quite fitting… just in time for summer and swimsuits!

i have two pieces of greatness to share with you today in honor of this celebration of salad…

1. an incredibly delicious asian salmon salad (inspired by my favorite salad at central market cafe).

asian salmon salald

2. an ipad mini giveaway brought to you by green leaf & bananas!  (see additional details below)

salads can be a great choice, however, if you’re not careful you can easily load up over 1,000 calories on top of your bed of greens!  (shocking, i know.)  choose salad toppings that are high in protein, fiber, and healthy fat!  

today… i’ll be inspiring you with a beautiful healthy salad recipe bursting with color and flavor!
don’t be scared of the salmon… just follow my directions exactly and it’ll be delicious!

asian salmon salaldokay, i’d like to pause for a moment and issue an inspirational disclaimer:

when i first started my blog less than a year ago, i had absolutely zero experience in or knowledge about photography.  all i had was my little iphone4s, which is what i used to take these salad pictures–right before i got a “real” (dslr) camera.  as silly as it seems, once i had my new camera, i was so embarrassed by the iphone pictures that i never even posted this recipe!  i find it so very interesting how much your perspective changes as you grow… not only in certain skill sets but also as you move forward in life.  how many things do we hold back on because of pride… or being too concerned about what others may think??  without these pictures, i would have no concept of or appreciation for where i started.

progress is self-motivational, no matter how small.  make progress your goal. :)

asian salmon salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Yield: 1

Calories per serving: 390

Fat per serving: 22g (healthy) fat, 35g protein

asian salmon salad

this is to make one salad. easily multiplied for however many servings needed.


  • 4 oz fresh or frozen wild atlantic salmon (skin removed)
  • 1 tsp macadamia nut oil
  • 2-3 cups organic spring mix salad
  • 1/3 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/4 red bell pepper cut into spears
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh mango
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/8 cup wasabi peas (gluten-free)
  • 2 tbsp kraft light asian toasted sesame salad dressing
  • mccormicks grill mates fiery 5 pepper seasoning...(it's really not that spicy & makes the fish taste amazing)


  1. cut and prep all your salad toppings.
  2. (while fish is cooking) place your spring mix in an air-tight container along with salad dressing and shake it up to evenly coat all the lettuce! i have found that you are able to use far less salad dressing when prepped this way as opposed to pouring the dressing directly over the lettuce!
  3. salmon
  4. rinse the fish under cold water before cooking!! if it is frozen, make sure you defrost and immediately rinse, don't let it hang out and marinate in any fish will make it taste fishy!
  5. heat 1 tsp macadamia nut oil in a large non-stick skillet on medium heat (6/10) and place fish directly in center of pan.
  6. sprinkle a light coat of fiery 5 pepper seasoning on the top side and let it cook for about 4 minutes (depending on how thick the cut of salmon is) you should see the color change on the side of the fish from a dark pink to a lighter shade of pink.
  7. flip the salmon over and season. allow to cook for about 3 minutes before flipping back to the original side you started on for 1 additional minute. {don't hesitate to cut open the salmon while still cooking so you can make sure it is should be a consistent shade of pink on the inside.} if you prefer your salmon a little more rare, feel free to adjust the cooking time!
  8. put them together...
  9. add prepared toppings to salad.
  10. top with salmon when finished...

→wanna find out more about green leaf’s ilove salad ipad® giveaway??
click the link, fill out the form, and you’ll be in the running to win one of 3 iPad® Mini’s chock full of appetizing apps!   Winners will be chosen on June 6, 2013!  This sponsorship is brought to you by the Green Leaf’s & Bananas who we have partnered with for this promotion.

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