Thursday, August 20, 2020

Honey Sriracha Salmon Salads

 Good morning friends! Okay have any of you been watching "Down to Earth" on Netflix? Well you may or may not know that I used to be fascinated by Blue Zones and the Mediterranean diet, but over time kind of fell off that wagon. Well, after watching Zac and Darin go to Sardinia and learn more about centenarians and the Blue Zones, I am back to my obsession with Blue Zones! 

Today I am sharing a salad I made for Devin and I last week that had the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. It also had some greens, some protein and some carbs all mixed into one meal. If you like sweet and spicy, give this one a try!

Here's What You'll Need:
- juice of 1 lemon, plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 pound salmon
- 1.5 tablespoons soy
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon sriracha
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 handfuls arugula
- 1 small handful chopped kale
- 1 cup frozen corn, cooked
- 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced and cut in half
- 1/2 cup couscous 
- 1 tablespoon butter
-salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet. Add your lemon zest, ground ginger and a little salt and pepper to a small bowl. Combine and rub this mixture on your salmon.

2. In a small bowl combine honey, soy and sriracha. Stir to mix thoroughly. Pour half into another bowl and brush the remaining half on both sides of your salmon. Put salmon on skillet and cook until heated through, about 3-5 minutes per side. 

3. While salmon is cooking, take the remaining half of the soy/honey/sriracha mixture and add lemon juice, salt and pepper to make salad dressing. (I promise it's delish!)

4. In a large bowl combine arugula, kale, cucumber slices & corn and toss. Pour dressing on top and toss again.

5. Pour couscous and 1/2 cup water into a microwaveable dish. Add salt and stir. Add butter. Microwave until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. 

6. To plate, add salad first, then scoop some couscous on top, then top with salmon.

I know this one was a little more hands-on than most of my recipes but I promise it is delicious and super healthy-- worth every minute!!

Are any of you watching Down to Earth on Netflix?? I love it 😀

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