Super Salmon Spa Salad

Super Salmon Spa salad – serves 4 (or more w/ smaller portions)
1 lb. wild caught salmon fillets, grilled or broiled
1 lb. fresh asparagus, grilled or roasted
1/2 cucumber, halved and sliced
1 head fresh spinach
misc. mixed greens to your taste (I used mixed baby lettuces and kale from my garden)
½ thinly sliced red onion
4 tbsp. (or to your taste) soft goat cheese (like chevre), crumbled
2 c. fresh blackberries
halved grape or cherry tomatoes
2 avocados (I served each person ½ an avocado, some people only want ¼)
honey roasted, sliced almonds, sprinkled over top
2 organic, free-range medium boiled eggs (each person gets a ½ an egg)
lemon juice (optional), salt and pepper to taste

Strawberry balsamic vinaigrette
1/8-1/4 c strawberry balsamic vinegar – I get mine here
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. garlic paste
salt and pepper and whisk like mad!

and of course, the little red drizzle you see on the salmon is sriracha, my favorite condiment 🙂 I also use Pink Himalayan salt in a grinder (Trader Joe’s), for a nice sweet, mellow salt with a high mineral content and freshly ground black pepper.

Directions:

  1. Spread the asparagus and salmon on a sheet tray and drizzle with olive oil. Just enough to coat lightly. Season with salt and pepper. Grill or roast for preferred doneness – only about 5 minutes usually.
  2. Boil your eggs for approx. 6-7 minutes for a medium yolk, longer if you want it hard.
  3. Wash and spin your greens, chop or tear into small pieces. Assemble in bowl.
  4. Layer, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and blackberries (or leave in separate bowls and let everyone serve themselves). Serve salad to plate.
  5. Place salmon, egg and asparagus on each plate. Season with salt and pepper and lemon, if desired.
  6. Crumble goat cheese (approx. 1 tbsp. per person) and sprinkle almond slices on top of salad.
  7. Drizzle with vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Give thanks and gratitude for the bounty you are about to serve and the nutrition your body and your family is about to receive.