Take a Healthy Lunch to Work – Salmon & Couscous Salad

May 20, 2017

Take a Healthy Lunch to Work – Salmon & Couscous Salad


Lunch can become super boring — same thing, at the same time, day after day.  This salad will definitely help break the boredom though. It’s not only  healthy, fresh, and delicious, but you can easily make it the day before.

 

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Overview

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Makes four servings of salad, 1/2 cup of dressing

Ingredients

Salmon & Couscous:

  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup Israeli (pearl) couscous
  • 3/4 cup cooked edamame
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 4 salmon fillets, approximately 5-6 ounces each
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame oil

Asian Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

Salmon & Couscous:

  1. Add couscous to a pot of boiling salted water and cook until al dente, according to package instructions. Put in a colander, rinse to cool, drain well, and transfer to a large bowl. Add edamame, red pepper, green onions, cilantro, almonds, and approximately 1/4 cup dressing. Mix well to combine and serve or refrigerate.
  2. Season salmon with salt and drizzle both sides with sesame oil. Heat a non-stick pan well and carefully add salmon. Cook 3-4 minutes, or until golden – flip and cook 2-3 more minutes. Serve with the couscous.

Asian Dressing:

  1. Put all ingredients in a dressing mixer, and mix very well to blend.




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