These days, salmon has become a very popular food choice in restaurants around the world. This is perhaps due to the versatility of the dish; it can make up some excellent starters in the form of salmon salad, mains with a filling hollandaise sauce, or as a pre-starter or served raw as a canapé in a pretty little twist!
Salmon is very good for you as it provides you with a lot of the nutrition you need in a balanced diet all in one food. It is therefore quite important to slip it into any low calorie diet (perhaps in the form of a salmon salad) in order to get back the nutrients that you aren’t getting enough of because you’re following a calorie-restricted diet. One of the best ways to incorporate salmon into a diet is to make a salmon salad. This sounds like it may require effort to learn a whole new salad recipe just to add salmon in but it’s not the case. Salmon can enhance any regular salad recipe if you throw it in with a bit of lemon. This works particularly well by throwing chunks of it into a Caesar Salad recipe which will result in a balanced, low calorie salad.
If you’re not a fan of salmon, other fish will do the job as they all contain a lot of health benefits. If you’re following an exercise or fitness regime then it will become important as the protein intake provided by the fish will help you regenerate muscle tears faster, giving you more muscle and converting more of your fat stores, i.e. helping you lose weight.
For those of you struggling to make a healthy, low calorie salmon salad then you might be interested in this Mediterranean salmon salad recipe.
Mediterranean Salmon Salad Recipe – Ingredients
1 cup cooked couscous
3 chopped yellow onions
1 cup corn kernels
2 hard boiled eggs, quartered
1 cup of black olives and red peppers
¼ cup of fresh parsley
2 cups cooked salmon
4 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp olive oil
lettuce and mixed greens
Mediterranean Salmon Salad Recipe – Method
Once you’ve got the ingredients, putting this dish together is very simple; just lay the lettuce and mixed greens on the plate, and mix in the couscous, corn, red peppers, olives, onions, salmon and then arrange the eggs nicely on top.
Whisk together the lemon juice, oil and water and season to taste.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
This will make enough low calorie salmon salad for a few helpings. Put it in the fridge and come back for more tomorrow!