Sometimes I crave salmon, especially this Orange Glazed Salmon Salad.
Sometimes eating it makes me not feel guilty for the M&M Dairy Queen Blizzard I inhaled after my girls softball game the day before.
I love salmon… my oldest daughter and I are the only ones who do. My youngest dramatically spits it out and my husband calls it SAL-mon. It’s not funny to me… but I fake laugh… so he doesn’t notice that I’m annoyed. Because if he noticed… he’d keep doing it. I use this technique quite often in life’s little awkward situations… like when people tell bad jokes, or when I pretend to listen to a long overdrawn story and get caught not paying attention… and also when some lady at the grocery store is telling me about how she’s related to an extra in the movie Titanic. True story. I can’t make this stuff up… you’d think I wear a t-shirt that reads “come tell me your life’s story”. Because that’s what they do, while I’m standing in the check-out isle… and I can’t escape.
Let’s get back to salmon. Try not to read it as SAL-mon throughout this post, k? Or do it… could be funny!? Good luck!
This is a pound of salmon. If you were serving 4 entree portions, I’d serve 6-8 ounces per person, so you’d need more than a pound. But this was mainly for me and I wanted this to last so I divided this into thirds… so I could eat this for lunch the next few days.
Place underneath the broiler for about 4-6 minutes. Flip repeat for another 4-6 minutes or until the salmon is fully cooked. Once cooked let it cool for a few. Pssst the brown sugar caramelizes!!!!
Next, while all that’s going on I get moving on the salad part. I love mixed greens, they are my fav! A little baby spinach, baby romaine and radicchio it’s salad perfection! Some sliced purple cabbage, matchstick carrots, sesame seeds and the reserved glaze.
I was going to add a little red bell pepper, but when I pulled it out of my veggie basket it looked like this :(. But any of your favorite veggies would work; mushrooms, pea pods, thinly sliced red onion, sliced red pepper that isn’t wrinkly.
Next, toss them in with the greens.
And then give it a light toss.
Then, dish up some salad and place a piece of the orange glazed salmon in the center.
Next, drizzle with some of the glaze. It acts like a salad dressing and is awesome.
Then sprinkle them on top. Next, just season with black pepper and a little sea salt, just go easy on the sea salt because tamari or soy sauce tends to be a little salty. But you probably already knew that and you probably mumbled “thanks captain obvious”. I know I would.
Finally, serve with a squeeze a little fresh orange juice over top.
What I like most about this Orange Glazed Salmon Salad, is that it’s simple. Because simple is how I roll. No but seriously this is a light, healthy and wholesome. On that note; I’m going to eat this salad for breakfast, lunch or dinner for the rest of my life.
Enjoy! And if you give this Orange Glazed Salmon Salad recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!
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