Roasted Salmon Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

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Roasted Salmon Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing

This simple and delicious Salmon Kale Salad recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes!

Hi guys!

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 SkirtClick To Tweet

As always, I’d love to hear what you think.  Click over for the rest of the post…

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By | 2018-02-16T12:03:04+00:00 February 19th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Fish & Seafood, Food, Lunch, Recipes, Salads|12 Comments


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  2. Kristy from Southern In Law February 21, 2018 at 4:26 am - Reply

    This looks delicious! How cool that the hubs caught it himself!!

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  4. Corina Blum February 20, 2018 at 6:47 am - Reply

    This looks so yummy! It’s definitely a recipe I’d love and it looks so super healthy too which is always a bonus, especially as I am beginning to think about getting back on track with healthy eating.

  5. Jacqueline Debono February 20, 2018 at 4:27 am - Reply

    This salad looks divine! Lucky you having salmon your hubby caught! Am so jealous!

  6. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy February 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    I’m so jealous your husband caught his own Alaskan salmon, I bet that’s incredible! Salmon + kale is my favorite combo ever.

  7. [email protected] February 19, 2018 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Sounds good, but I don’t care for raw kale so I would probably just swap for spinach. I love that you added avocado though…yum!

  8. Caroline February 19, 2018 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    I know what you mean about getting recipe ideas at unusual times, I am much the same! But always great when it works out, and this looks like a winner!

  9. Erinn February 19, 2018 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Salmon is one of my favorites! I’ve never paired it with avocado before!

  10. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups February 19, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Yum! This looks delicious. I have been craving home cooked meals as we have not had as many recently.

  11. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real February 19, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Yum! I personally don’t eat fish so I would swap salmon for chicken and this would be such an easy dinner!

  12. Wendy February 19, 2018 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Beautiful presentation and it sounds delish! I’m not a fan of Kale but I bet it would be equally as good with spinach!

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