I believe that one of the main reasons diets fail is because people get bored of their healthy options. If this is true about you, look no further! Transform your plain ol’ salad for a quick pan seared salmon that lays on a bed of peppery power greens that have been tossed in a homemade wasabi vinaigrette. The dressing is so unexpected, that your tastebuds come alive. You will experience so many flavors at once such tangy, spicy, and sweet.
When you come home from the gym I’m sure that you are starving! and since this recipe is ready in under 30 minutes, you will be so satisfied and there will be no need to eat out. Salmon is a light and lean protein that is packed with Omega-3’s, that not only support a healthy heart but also have anti-inflammatory agents that will help your muscles recover following an intense exercise. It’s not all about the protein my friends! Fiber is key too by adding carrots and other high fiber vegetables it will keep you satisfied longer making this recipe a perfect choice as your last meal of the day. It will go down easy and keep you feeling full late into the night, so no snacking.
Start with the salad first so its ready to go when the salmon is cooked.
Add your power greens to the bowls and begin to add your veggies.
Slice the cucumber…
followed by the paper thin radish…
and shredded carrots and grape tomatoes.
Now for the AH-MAZING wasabi dressing.
Add the lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, wasabi, ginger paste, extra virgin olive oil, and black sesame seeds into a bowl. Whisk to incorporate all the ingredients. Set to the side.
Pat dry the salmon fillets with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Set the heat to medium-high and drizzle the pan lightly with olive oil.
Add the salmon once the pan is HOT! Cook until golden brown on 1 side, about 4 minutes. Turn the salmon over with a spatula, cooking until it feels firm to the touch
Golden brown =)
Add the pan seared salmon on the bed of green and drizzle the wasabi vinaigrette over it. Enjoy!
Hola! I’m a New York native who relocated to sunny Miami in 2008 where I attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. I’m a millennial of Dominican/Spanish descent who enjoys cooking, dancing and time with my husband, son and our two little furry ones. I LOVE to create new recipes and I'm passionate about bringing my world travels and life experiences into my kitchen. Yum!