Some nights I end up having to eat by myself. My hubby sometimes works late and tells me to eat dinner on my own. I am sure that a lot of us have been in this position before, and I sure we all feel the same way. Cooking for one can be a bummer. If you are stumped on what to make, but you are looking for healthy dinner options that can be made in under 20 minutes than you’ve come to the right place! Today and tomorrow we’ll be featuring great dishes that use similar ingredients in different ways. This salad definitely fits into this category. In just 15 minutes you can have a delicious salmon salad. It’s not only super tasty, it’s has so many healthy components like grapefruit, quinoa and avocado. These are ingredients that are sure to keep you full and make eating on your own a little more enjoyable.
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1 – 3 ounce salmon fillet
½ cup grapefruit wedges
¼ cup sliced avocado
¼ cup cooked quinoa
2 cups spring salad mix
Make the dressing. Whisk together vinegar, honey and mustard. Whisk in oil until emulsified.
Preheat the broiler to high. Arrange tin foil in the center of a baking sheet and place the salmon on it. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and broil until cooked to medium, about 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, toss salad greens, grapefruit wedges, sliced avocado and quinoa with dressing and toss to combine. Season with pepper.
Break salmon into pieces and add to the salad to serve.
Amanda Garbutt is the host of The Hot Plate, a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients.
by Amanda Garbutt