We love a delicious green salad, but we kicked it up a notch with a delicious grilled salmon fillet.
Salmon is definitely a superfood with so many health benefits. Here are just a few reasons why you should include this catch into your weekly menu rotation.
health benefits of salmon
- Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids.
- High in B Vitamins
- Great source of Protein
- Good source of Potassium
- Contains antioxidant Astaxanthin
- Great source of Selenium
- May reduce the risk of heart disease
- Helps with weight control
- Fights Inflammation
- Protects brain health
- Less fishy taste than other fish
what can you substitute for the spinach in this salad?
We won’t mention any names, but some members of our family aren’t too crazy about spinach. So you can easily substitute spinach for your favorite salad greens. Here are a few of our favorite substitutions:
- Swiss Chard
- Beet Greens
- Romaine Lettuce
- Iceberg Lettuce
- Collard Greens
how to make Grilled Salmon Salad
- Place salmon on a baking dish with sides at least two inches high.
- Make marinade by combining brown sugar, juice from pineapple slices, soy sauce, mustard, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a medium sized bowl. Stir together well.
- Divide marinade in half. Half will be used for salad dressing at the end. Set that aside.
- Pour other half over the salmon in the baking dish.
- Marinade for about 20 minutes. Turn salmon over and marinade another 10 minutes.
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with non stick cooking spray. Or grill salmon over medium heat until cooked through and it begins to flake easily with a fork.
- Place salmon skin side down on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork.
- While the salmon is cooking or grilling, grill the pineapple slices over medium heat.
- With the remaining marinade, add in vinegar and olive oil.
- Place spinach leaves on 4 salad plates.
- Arrange grilled pineapple slices, tomatoes, avocados, and cheese crumbles on plate.
- Top with cooked salmon.
- Drizzle dressing over all.
items used in grilled salmon salad
- Mixing Bowls – These non skid bowls are great for mixing everything from dressing to cookie dough.
- George Foreman Indoor Grill – A great way to grill all year round.
- Half Sheet Cookie Sheets – Our favorite cookies sheets that come in a 2 pack.
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check out more of our favorite salmon recipes
- Pesto Salmon
- Savory Salmon with Tangy Horseradish
- Lemon and Dill Salmon
- Cherry Chipotle Glazed Salmon
- BBQ Baked Salmon
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