Soups & Salads

Salmon Salad


Posted: June 13

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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A great salad should be refreshing, and few things are as refreshing as a dip into seafood sensations! Salmon Salad is the best of the salad and fresh fish worlds, mixing in fatty, flaky, and sunset pink salmon for a touch of savory and sweet flavors. The salad itself is garden fresh and crunchy, with juicy cucumbers, tangy but not harsh red onions, crispy toasted almonds, and creamy feta cheese. It brings the flavor, the fragrance, and the fun! Salmon Salad is so filling and so satisfying you may want to just make it the main course.


Ingredients

1 1/2 pound center-cut salmon filet, skin-on
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano, divided
1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
zest of 2 medium lemons, about 2 teaspoons
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove of garlic, minced or grated
2 mini cucumbers or 1/2 English cucumber, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup feta, crumbled
1/4 cup almonds, toasted, sliced
1/4 cup currants or golden raisins
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Line a baking dish large enough to hold the salmon filet with a sheet of parchment paper.

Step 3

Place the salmon in the prepared pan, patting it dry with paper towels.

Step 4

Drizzle the olive oil over the salmon.

Step 5

Sprinkle the salmon with 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon oregano, rubbing the spices evenly into the salmon to coat.

Step 6

Bake the salmon until it reaches 145 degrees F internally, it flakes easily with a fork, and it no longer looks raw in the center, about 14-18 minutes.

Step 7

Let the salmon cool to room temperature.

Step 8

While the salmon is roasting, place the red onion in a bowl.

Step 9

Cover the red onion with cold water and set it aside to soak. This removes some of the onions' harshness without compromising the flavor.

Step 10

In a small mixing bowl, stir together the yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic, the remaining cumin, the remaining salt, and the remaining oregano.

Step 11

Discard the salmon skin.

Step 12

Flake the salmon into chunky pieces in a large serving bowl.

Step 13

In the same serving bowl, add the cucumber, feta, almonds, currants, dill, and cilantro.

Step 14

Drain the red onion and add it to the bowl.

Step 15

Pour the dressing over the top of the salad.

Step 16

Gently stir to combine.

Step 17

Taste for seasoning and serve chilled.


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