This simple and delicious Salmon Kale Salad recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes!
I get ideas for recipes I want to make on Running in a Skirt all of the time. Sometimes they come to me when I’m running… sometimes when I’m driving. Occasionally I’ll write down ideas when I’m eating out or traveling. Recipe ideas always come to me when I talk to my Brother who is the most creative person I know in the kitchen. Plus he gets as excited about food as I do, so he always has fun ideas. I keep a running list of them on my phone. The constant stream of ideas is definitely a side effect of being a healthy food blogger, but I don’t mind. The only time it bothers me is when it keeps me up at night!
Sometimes recipes come to me when I’m standing in the fridge trying to decide what to make. That’s what happened with this Salmon Kale Salad recipe. This salad is basically ALL of my favorite things that I usually keep stocked in my fridge or freezer. Sometimes throwing a bunch of stuff together is a miss… but this salad was a HIT and too good not to share.
Why I love this Salmon Kale Salad Recipe…
I almost always have a big bag of curly kale, avocados and the ingredients to make my Lemon Tahini Dressing on hand. Just those three ingredient alone make for one spectacular salad.
But since I was trying to make dinner for both the Hubs and I, I went digging in our chest freezer for some of the wild salmon the Hubs caught in Alaska last summer. He usually craves more substance than I do.
I decided to simply oven roast it with lemon. I used my favorite fish seasoning, but you could also just use salt and pepper. The fish he caught has been incredible and I’m going to be so sad when it’s gone!
The salmon paired perfectly with the kale. I love the heartiness of curly kale next to the fish and the dressing is perfection.
To give it some extra jazz I added some pomegranate arils and pine nuts… but you could also use dried cranberries if they are out of season. Either way just a touch of crunch and sweetness adds so much to this meal.
Sometimes I plan out recipes for weeks, but often it’s the ones that come together the most naturally that really are the best. This is one that I have a feeling will be a repeat performer on our dinner table. I hope you’ll give it a try on yours.What a pretty salad! Salmon & Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing from Running in a Skirt
As always, I’d love to hear what you think.
A festive salmon and kale salad recipe with tahini dressing, pomegranate seeds, sliced avocado and toasted pine nuts.
- 2 pieces Salmon
- 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
- 1 Lemon
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 4 cups Kale stems removed and chopped
- 1/2 Avocado sliced
- 2 tablespoons Pomegranate Seeds
- 2 tablespoons Pine Nuts toasted
- 1 recipe Tahini Lemon Dressing ***
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Cut the lemon in half and cut two thin circles out of the middle. Squeeze the remaining lemon over the fish.
Drizzle the fish with the olive oil and season both sides with salt and pepper. Top each piece of fish with one of the lemon slices.
Cook for 8-12 minutes until the fish flakes. Time will depend greatly on how thick the fish is.
Massage the kale and coat with the dressing. Use your hands to make it more tender.
Divide the salad in two bowls and top with the salad with the avocado slices, pomegranate seeds and pine nuts.
When the fish is done, place it on top of the salad. Finish with an extra drizzle of dressing, if desired!
*** Get my recipe for my Healthy Lemon Tahini Dressing HERE
Like my Salmon Kale Salad recipe? I’d love it if you could pin this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support.What a pretty salad! Salmon & Kale Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing from Running in a Skirt
Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing February’s Currently.
What’s your favorite go-to dinner?
Curly or dinosaur kale?