January 8, 2015

Kale & Apple Salad with Salmon

Kale and Apple Salad with Salmon
Oh, oh, oh this meal is so good and SO easy to make. While the salmon is the protein of this dish, the kale and apple salad is definitely the star. Who knew raw kale could taste so good?! (Well, I did actually). It's mixed with crunchy apples, nutty cheese, and dates, bringing sweetness, tanginess, and deliciousness to the plate. The recipe from Food Network includes slivered almonds, which I can't eat due to an allergy, but feel free to add them if you want! It will change the PointsPlus value, don't forget (if you're checking). Everything takes under 10 minutes to make so it's the perfect midweek meal when you're worn out and the last thing you want to do is cook. 

Though I just put the salmon right on top the kale salad, I think next time I would flake it into the salad before plating it and just have it all mixed together. I'm absolutely making this one again soon!

Kale & Apple Salad with Salmon
Recipe adapted from Food Network
Serves: 2, Serving Size: 5oz. salmon, 2 cups kale salad, PointsPlus: 10
  • Two 5-oz. salmon fillets (I bought frozen because it's cheap and I'm broke)
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 1 bunch kale (I used purple cause it's pretty AND yummy), ribs removed and ripped into little pieces
  • 1/4 cup dates, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced into matchsticks
  • 3 tbsp grated pecorino
  • Preheat the broiler. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Put the salmon on top and season with salt and pepper. Set aside
  • Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Add the kale, tossing to coat and season with salt and pepper. Let stand for 10 minutes then add in the dates, apples, and pecorino, tossing to coat
  • Place the salmon under the broiler for 8-10 minutes, or until desired doneness
  • Divide the kale salad into two boils (there will be leftovers) and top each with one piece of salmon
  • Dig in! I also added a little more hot sauce for extra deliciousness

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