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Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus, Spinach Salad

Teriyaki Salmon and Asparagus, Spinach Salad

As the days get warmer I find myself turning to salads more often. Add a bit of meat to a salad and you have a nice light meal. One of my favorite meats is salmon and one of my favorite ways to cook it is teriyaki style. I thought that a spinach salad with asparagus and salmon teriyaki would make a nice meal. This would be a great way to use up any leftover salmon teriyaki that you might have. I rarely find myself with leftover salmon teriyaki though and this dish was well worth the effort of cooking the salmon. I dressed the salad with a simple teriyaki based dressing and I filled the salad out with vegetables that I had on hand.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
1 serving salmon (deboned)
1 handful asparagus
1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
1 clove garlic (grated)
1 lime (juice and zest)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 handfuls baby spinach
1 handful grape tomatoes
1 handful cucumber (sliced)
1 handful peas
1 green onion (sliced)
sesame seeds (toasted)

Directions:
1. Place the teriyaki sauce and the salmon in a ziplock bag and let marinate in the fridge for a 30 minutes to a few hours.
2. Cook the salmon in a preheated oven set to broil for 5-10 minutes. Pour some of the marinade over the salmon several times while cooking.
3. Let the salmon cool.
4. Steam the asparagus until just tender.
5. Run the asparagus under cold water to stop the cooking process.
6. Mix the teriyaki sauce, honey, ginger, garlic, lime juice, lime zest and sesame oil in a small bowl.
7. Assemble salad and top with flaked teriyaki salmon and pour teriyaki dressing on.

Similar Recipes:
Salmon Teriyaki
Teriyaki Mushroom Salad
Chicken and Asparagus Salad with Creamy Tarragon Dressing

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28 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Yep, salads are DEFINITELY a "go-to" meal as the temperatures rise - they're so cooling and delicious (especially with asparagus, spinach, and tomatoes! yum!)

noble pig said...

This looks great Kevin and healthy!

Ferdzy said...

Yep, it's salad time! That one looks great. Love salmon and asparagus together.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Kevin...

my mouth is watering...luckily all I have to do is type this comment....the drool doesn't get in the way...lol

I always pop by for some eye candy here...your food is amazing...

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Looks beautiful, Kevin. That food just pops right off the plate. Great job!

Bellini Valli said...

You make this look so beautiful Kevin...I'm abosolutely positive it is delicious:D

Kristen said...

This looks so fresh and delicious!

Jan said...

Very nice looking salad - I love salmon and asparagus. YUM!

Bridgett said...

Looks and sounds perfect.

Marianna said...

Oh this is EXACTLY the kind of food I love to enjoy when it's really sunny and hot. Great superb salad!

Rhyleysgranny said...

This is one to try. I love salmon and as asparagus is in season at the moment here this is a total winner. Looks lovely
xxx

Vicarious Foodie said...

I know exactly what you mean about salads and the warm weather. I've been trying to make main dishes out of salads more often lately, too. Yours looks like a beautiful and healthy summer meal.

Gloria said...

Loves this kevin, really I love all you made but these type of salads specially! x Gloria

Happy cook said...

Wow this is one plate of healthy and delicious food.

RecipeGirl said...

Looks delicious. Salmon is a favorite of ours, and it happens to be on the menu tonight!

nicisme said...

Another wonderful dish!
I'm having a hard time keeping up, lol!

Pam said...

Beautiful! I love a good main dish salad!

The Urban Eater said...

Again, beautiful, big asparagus. Man I wish I lived up north.

cakewardrobe said...

Yum - great healthy summer salad~!

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

That looks truly delicious :) lovely and summery...and I love teriyaki sauce!

cook eat FRET said...

another winner - WOW

giz said...

Really well done. I love teriyaki salmon and love spinach salad. I see you're gonna finish your run with asparagus with a boom.
This would be a great submission for TT&T

noobcook said...

What a great idea to make a healthy, delicious and filling salad for a meal!

meeso said...

You are right, this would definitely make a nice meal! It looks too delicious, as I love salmon and salads!

diva said...

looks great & so fresh

kamailesfood said...

Your produce looks very fresh. Makes for a tasty salad. Those colors are amazing.

cookinpanda said...

Looks fresh and delicious. I'm not particularly big on using fish in salads, but this is quite interesting. Very healthy!

Emmie said...

Like some of the other posters on here I am not usually a fan of putting fish in salad, just i never have seen it really go together well. Having said that, your dish looks pretty amazing, and i am considering making it this week. I will let you know if i do and what it's like.

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