For the greatest omega-3 benefit buy the fattiest fish. Try mackerel, anchovies, herring, sardines, salmon, tuna and turbot. Frozen and canned are OK, the USDA says.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Salad:
Dressing:
Cumin-Crusted Salmon:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a non-stick skillet, add pine nuts and stir until toasty, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, place all salad ingredients (reserve half of the cilantro and half of the pine nuts for garnish).

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  • In a separate bowl, stir dressing ingredients together.

  • In a bowl, combine cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Cut salmon in 8 strips and coat with spices. Grill (or sear in a non-stick skillet brushed with canola oil) until crusty.

  • Toss salad and dressing; divide on plates. Top with salmon and reserved cilantro and pine nuts.

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Nutrition Facts

639 calories; protein 37.1g 74% DV; carbohydrates 37.3g 12% DV; fat 39.7g 61% DV; cholesterol 83.8mg 28% DV; sodium 1138.7mg 46% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2006
LOVE this salad I have made it about a half dozen times now and I just can't get enough. I add about 3-4 oranges add a cayanne kick in the salmon coating and cut down on the oil a little (only for diet reasons) but otherwise make this recipe just as is...IT'S AWESOME!! thanks so much for sharing! Read More
(14)
53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2006
LOVE this salad I have made it about a half dozen times now and I just can't get enough. I add about 3-4 oranges add a cayanne kick in the salmon coating and cut down on the oil a little (only for diet reasons) but otherwise make this recipe just as is...IT'S AWESOME!! thanks so much for sharing! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2008
Loved it. This was a light and delicious summer salad. I adjusted the dressing because I had no orange concentrate and wanted to cut down on oil. I used 4 T. of fresh orange juice about 1 T. of orange zest and only 2 T. of oil and also added a dash of cayenne pepper. Only other adjustment was adding an avocado which I highly recommend. Delicious! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2010
I was surprised how well the cumin-crusted salmon went with this salad since cumin and balsamic don't seem like the idea mix in my head. But it provided a really good kick that tasted great.:-) Will definitely make this again in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
What an amazing dish! The salmon had a wonderful earthy taste and the salad was light and full of different flavors. I don't want to change anything! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2009
This salad is to die for and has become my favorite salad of all time! All of the ingredients go so well together it's all I can do not to lick the plate. I make two changes to this salad when I make it. 1) add avocado 2) make extra dressing. Ugh! It's so good! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2010
This dish is so exciting! I love the combination of salmon spices oranges beans cheese and nuts. It's absolutely delicious. I did not have pine nuts on hand so I substituted roasted almonds. Next time I will definitely add an avocado- I'm convinced that would take it to a whole other level. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2010
This was excellent as well as very healthy! I cut the olive oil in half it doesn't need so much oil. Also I added a little garlic powder to the salmon seasonings. And since my orange was on the smaller side (i did a 2 serving recipe) I added the whole orange. Other than that I followed it to a tee. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2010
I have tried this recipe with swordfish halibut and scrod. The summer salad with cumin-crusted salmon recipe works for other types of fish. Nancee J. Swartz Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2009
We loved this salad! Fresh and delicious followed the recipe to a "T". I think I'll try adding a little orange zest to the dressing next time just to give it a little more orange flavor. Thanks for the great recipe:) Read More
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