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Southwestern Salmon Cobb Salad

July/August 2013

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Here’s a healthy twist on a classic Cobb salad recipe: we skip the bacon, getting smoky flavor from chipotle peppers instead, and add salmon for a power-protein kick. Look for small cans of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce with Mexican foods at large supermarkets.


Southwestern Salmon Cobb Salad Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, 4 oz. salmon & 2 cups salad each

Serving Size: 4 oz. salmon & 2 cups salad each

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pounds wild Alaskan salmon, skinned (see Tips)
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotles, plus 1 tablespoon minced chipotle in adobo, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 10 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Cut salmon into 4 equal portions. Brush with adobo sauce and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  3. Oil the grill rack (see Tips). Grill the salmon, turning once, until opaque, about 3 minutes per side.
  4. Combine sour cream, vinegar, water, minced chipotle and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Toss greens in a large bowl with 1/2 cup of the dressing.
  5. Divide the greens and salmon among 4 plates. Top with avocado, tomatoes and blue cheese. Drizzle with the remaining dressing.

Tips & Notes

  • Tips: To skin salmon, place the salmon fillet on a clean cutting board, skin side down. Starting at the tail end, slip the blade of a long, sharp knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding the skin down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.
  • Oiling a grill rack before you grill foods helps ensure that the food won’t stick. Oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to coat the food with cooking spray.

Nutrition

Per serving: 385 calories; 22 g fat (8 g sat, 9 g mono); 91 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 37 g protein; 7 g fiber; 696 mg sodium; 1476 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (85% daily value), Folate (62% dv), Vitamin C (60% dv), Potassium (42% dv), Calcium & Magnesium (26% dv), Iron (18% dv), Zinc (16% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1 1/2 vegetable, 4 lean meat, 1/2 high fat meat, 2 fat



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Recipe Categories

Main Ingredient
Fish
Preparation/ Technique
Grill/BBQ
Season
Spring
Summer
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
4
Publication
July/August 2013

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