Wednesday, January 19, 2011

RECIPE - Spicy Baked Salmon w/ Side Salad

I created this recipe the other day because I was getting really bored with the same baked salmon and I wanted to spice it up (literally).  It was great the next day for a lunch too, planned leftovers, gotta love them!Hope you enjoy it!


  • Salmon fillet
  • 2 tbsp grape seed oil
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • hot sauce to taste
  • 1 tsp hot pepper flakes ( or more if you like HEAT)
  • 1/2 tsp  each sea salt, pepper and cumin
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 - 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon.
  • 4 hand fulls spring mix
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 med. red apple diced
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 a cucumber diced
  • 2 - 3 green onions chopped
Salad dressing
  • 2 tbsp of the marinade
  • 3 tbsp of grape seed oil
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar

  1. preheat oven to 425.
  2. combine all ingredients for the marinade and whisk with a fork.  Separate 2 tbsp for the salad dressing.
  3. place salmon on a parchment lined baking sheet, brush marinade on top.  place in preheated oven and bake for 10 to 15 mins, or until salmon flakes when pressed with a fork.  Cooking times will depend on the size of your fillet.
  4. in a large salad bowl combine ingredients for side salad, and toss them together.
  5. in a tightly sealed container mix dressing ingredients and shake.
  6. SERVE and ENJOY!
Planned Leftovers
  • I always make enough salmon to have it the next day for lunch.  Either in a salad, in a clean salmon salad sanwich, or by itself with a side of salsa.  Salmon is always a great leftover!

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