- 3 teaspoons cumin
- 3 teaspoons paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 4 (4-ounce) salmon fillets, skin removed
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1/2 avocado, skin removed and roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup low fat Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 8 cups salad greens
- 1 cup grape tomatoes
- 1 medium cucumber, sliced
For the salmon:
In a small bowl combine all the ingredients except the salmon. Coat the salmon fillets evenly on both sides with the spice mixture, pressing the mixture in so it sticks.
Heat the oil in a large heavy preferably nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the salmon and cook until blackened on one side, about 4 minutes. Carefully turn the fillets and continue cooking until the other side is blackened and the salmon is tender, flaky, but not overcooked, about another 4 minutes.
For the dressing:
Combine all the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Press plastic wrap against the surface of the dressing and refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large bowl combine the salad greens, tomatoes, and cucumber. Divide the mixture among four serving bowls and top each with a salmon fillet. Drizzle with dressing. Serve.
I found this post on Pinterest while looking for salmon salad recipes but I’m commenting on your Looking For Alaska review. I respect the fact that that you didn’t dig LFA but I will say your comments about Alaska having ” unexplainable and stereotypical mood swings” are missing the point. Alaska is a severely depressed and emotionally disturbed young woman. While she is bitchy and sexually aggressive, it’s not because she is “stereotypically female” it’s because she is depressed and blames herself for her mothers death. If you didn’t like the book, thats cool. I just wanted to point out that Mr. Green isn’t being mysoginistic, he’s fairly accurately describing someone who is suffering from depression.
Hi MaryAnn, thanks for your comments. I’d like to point out that no one ever reads the same book – we all interpret writing differently. It’s been well over a year since I read the book but my impression of Green’s treatment of most all of the female characters reflected many gender stereotypes and unfavorably slanted perceptions. Most of the female characters are simply objects of sexual fantasy. The treatment of Lara is perhaps the worst, demonstrating to the young women reading that nice girls must submit to the sexual desire of boys to be considered attractive. And even then they are likely to be still treated without much respect. I understand that we are seeing the world and female characters through Mile’s eyes, but overall I felt it didn’t really bolster women in any way and would be wary of the impressions given to all the young women who are in love with this book.
ohmygosh, this looks delicious! i love salmon! 😀
This looks fantastic, Tessa! I am pinning it with the full intention of making it in the next few weeks. I don’t say that lightly 😉
Thank you Carolyn! Hope you like it 🙂 🙂
This is amazing!I love it:)
Looks incredible. Definitely on my “Must Try” list. Thanks, Tessa.
Gorgeous, Tessa! Salmon is a favorite of mine!
Blackened salmon is a HUGE favorite around here and I make it I al time. Although yours looks much prettier than mine, I have to try and not grill the salmon next time because your seared fish looks so good. Oh and the avocado ranch is another huge favorite over here. It is so good!! I love this whole meal, Tessa!! All my favorite flavors and foods!