This is one of our favorites! A truly fabulous, tasty salad!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place asparagus in the pot, and cook 5 minutes, just until tender. Drain, and set aside.

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  • Place the pecans in a skillet over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted.

  • In a large bowl, toss together the asparagus, pecans, red leaf lettuce, peas, and salmon.

  • In a separate bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Toss with the salad or serve on the side.

Nutrition Facts

159 calories; protein 6g 12% DV; carbohydrates 7g 2% DV; fat 12.9g 20% DV; cholesterol 3.3mg 1% DV; sodium 303.7mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
I was going to rate this four starts at first, but after having seconds that had been sitting for 1/2 hour I changed my mind. If you have time to let the flavors blend a bit more it's definitely worth it. We're not huge salmon fans here - it's one of those foods we eat because it's good for you, so any salmon recipe we find where my family says "Hey, this is actually pretty good." gets five stars and is a must-try for salmon lovers. The only addition we made was a can of mandarin oranges with about half the juice - it definitely helped stifle the "fishy" taste even more, and it wasn't bad even before. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2011
Gets quite soggy. Not my favorite salad by any means. Read More
(8)
98 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2007
I was going to rate this four starts at first, but after having seconds that had been sitting for 1/2 hour I changed my mind. If you have time to let the flavors blend a bit more it's definitely worth it. We're not huge salmon fans here - it's one of those foods we eat because it's good for you, so any salmon recipe we find where my family says "Hey, this is actually pretty good." gets five stars and is a must-try for salmon lovers. The only addition we made was a can of mandarin oranges with about half the juice - it definitely helped stifle the "fishy" taste even more, and it wasn't bad even before. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2006
Excellent! This could be a main course or a side dish to a holiday meal. I used canned smoked salmon. I even left the peas out. Hardly any preparation time and packed with protein omega 3's and vitamins. Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2005
A delightful addition to my Easter traditional meal. This salad was the hit of the dinner Excellent taste hint of lemon yummy salmon taste and enjoyable way to introduce asparagus. Just the right mix. Highly recommend for any occasion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2007
This salad was awesome making it tonight for the second time. Since I'm not a fan of smoked foods I grilled fresh salmon and added a little bit of tomato and onions. My husband couldn't get enough- and it's easy to prepare. YUMMY Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2008
I made this on Good Friday for a luncheon date with an old friend. She doesn't love fish but ate every bite of this recipe. While shopping I forgot the pecans and ended up using walnuts which I toasted and they were excellent (anyway probaby better for you since higher in Omega-3s). I found the mustard a little tart so I added 1T of sugar to make it a litter sweeter. Next time I might try a honey-musard for the dressing. Will definitely make again. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2008
I made this recipe tonight and it was great! couldn't find any red lettuce at my grocery store so I used a salad mix and snow peas instead of frozen peas. Also a splash of balsamic vinegar to the dressing adds a great tanginess. Great flavour combinations and the toasted pecans were a wonderful addition. easy and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2006
This was awsome I made it just the way the recipe called may want to make double the dressing but I thought it was perfect like this! we ate it for dinner as the main course. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2009
This was good the dressing needs more spice I added 1/4 tea. dried dill after tasting original. I followed others suggestions and add mandarin oranges. Next time I will cube up goat cheese and add. I didn't have pecans so I used blanched almonds which I toasted. The asparagus does not need 5 min. it only takes about 3 min. so it is still crunchy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2006
I had lunch guests the day after Thanksgiving so I was looking for something light. I used the Baked Salmon II recipe rather than smoked salmon. This reciepe was a hit! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2011
Gets quite soggy. Not my favorite salad by any means. Read More
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