• 1 pound salmon fillet
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 4 cups baby arugula leaves
  • 1 avocado (pitted and thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

Poached Salmon Salad with Walnuts, Avocado, and Blackberries

  • Serves: 4 people

This simple but elegant salad is perfect for a special lunch. Serving tip: Start the meal with small cups of white bean soup garnished with rosemary, and finish with fresh figs stuffed with almonds and goat cheese. Ingredient tip: When blackberries are out of season, substitute fresh fig slices; or use frozen blackberries, gently thawed.

  1. Wash salmon and pat dry. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet; place salmon, skin side up, in pan and sear for 1 minute. Turn fillet over; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add white wine and garlic to pan; cover and poach until salmon is cooked through, 6–10 minutes.
  2. While salmon is poaching, combine remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, grapefruit juice, honey, and basil in a small bowl. Whisk to mix well, and season with salt and pepper. Combine salad greens and arugula in a large bowl and toss with just enough dressing to lightly coat leaves.
  3. Divide salad among four plates. Top each with 1/4 of the cooked salmon. Arrange avocado slices and blackberries on top of each salad. Sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle lightly with additional dressing. Serve immediately.


PER SERVING: 480 cal, 63% fat cal, 35g fat, 5g sat fat, 62mg chol, 28g protein, 18g carb, 7g fiber, 72mg sodium

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