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Superfood Salmon Salad with Balsamic Blueberry Sauce

This Superfood Salmon Salad with Balsamic Blueberry Sauce is a complete meal that only takes 20 minutes to make. It’s perfect for guests or a weeknight meal!

This recipe was first published on 1/11/18 and has been updated to improve reader’s experience

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Superfood Salmon Salad with Balsamic Blueberry Sauce is delicious and looks complicated. This beautiful dish is perfect for entertaining or a weeknight dinner. This salmon was cooked perfectly and the blueberry sauce is just decadent without all of the fat and sugar that’s in a lot of sauces.

John and I try pretty hard to watch what we eat. Every once in a while we go off the deep end for a few days at a time. You’ve seen the evidence like my Triple Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars and Decadent Dark Chocolate Tart right? Well after a few days we’re ready to get back on track with meals like this Superfood Salmon Salad with Balsamic Blueberry Sauce.

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Not to long ago I was reading an article on Superfoods that was put out by a physician with a local health institution. In order for a food to be considered a “Superfood”, it has to be densely packed with nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals and when added to a balanced diet beneficial to your health. These are the ingredients that he covered:

  • Blueberries contain the highest antioxidants of all fruit and vegetables. Antioxidants prevent cell damage and help fight disease.
  • Avocados contain healthy fats that help reduce cholesterol levels which may help prevent diseases in your heart and brain.
  • Salmon contains Omega 3 fatty acids that our bodies can’t produce. It also reduces inflammation and improves circulation.
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Reading this article it didn’t take long to come up with this dish that combines many of these superfoods. This recipe has other health benefits such as plenty of fiber and low in sugar. Best of all it’s delicious which proves foods that are good for you can taste good too.

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I need more superfoods incorporated into our weekly dinners. We don’t always get it right but ingredients like these make it easier to stay on track. It was sure easy to do with this Blueberry Salmon Salad. Other superfood ingredients 

  • Beets are high in nitrate levels which can lower your blood pressure and amino acid which are a natural anti-depressant.
  • Black Beans supply an ample amount of protein, fiber, and iron.

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Superfood Salmon Salad with Balsamic Blueberry Sauce

This Superfood Salmon Salad with Balsamic Blueberry Sauce is a complete meal that only takes 20 minutes to make.  It’s perfect for guests or a weeknight meal!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servingß
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon filets we used Sockeye
  • 8 cups lettuce we use green leaf
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper

Balsamic Blueberry Sauce

  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup blueberries

Toppings (optional)

  • green onions, seeds, additional blueberries

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and drizzle lightly with olive oil or spray with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium-sized saucepan combine Balsamic Blueberry Sauce ingredients.  Heat on medium-low until reduced in half, approximately 20 minutes.  Watch closely towards the end of cooking to prevent burning.  Lightly mash any remaining whole berries. The sauce will thicken as it cools.  
  • Place the salmon on the rimmed baking sheet skin-side down.  Drizzle lightly with olive oil.  Salt and pepper lightly.  Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer measure 120°F and fish is flaky.  I removed the foil from the pan with the fish on it immediately to stop any further cooking.
  • Fill plates with lettuce and any other desired ingredients such as nuts, green onions, or additional blueberries.  Top with salmon and a spoonful the balsamic blueberry sauce.  Salad can be spritzed with additional olive oil and balsamic or a vinaigrette if desired.

Notes

2 cups are considered a portion of lettuce but feel free to fill up that bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 431kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 1361mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 12.6mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2.7mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Madi

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

What a gorgeous salad! I love the combination of flavors!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 18th of January 2018

Thank you, Madi!

Sandra Shaffer

Monday 15th of January 2018

Yes, yes, yes! Love this nutritious salad. I just bought fresh blueberries and now I know what I'll be having for lunch the rest of the week. Thank you :)

Julie Menghini

Monday 15th of January 2018

Thank you, Sandra! I need to cook salmon more often!

Michele @ Bacon Fatte

Monday 15th of January 2018

So simple and fresh... I love fresh fruits and greens with salmon! Can't wait to try your Balsamic Blueberry Sauce! Yum!

Julie Menghini

Monday 15th of January 2018

Thank you, Michele!

Michaela Kenkel

Sunday 14th of January 2018

I cannot WAIT to try this recipe!! It looks sensational!

Julie Menghini

Monday 15th of January 2018

Thank you Michaela!

michele

Sunday 14th of January 2018

We have some fresh scallops that Ive been looking for ideas to make... I think I'll try your salad and sub them for the salmon! I love this dressing recipe!

Julie Menghini

Sunday 14th of January 2018

Thank you, Michele! John and I love scallops and I haven't made them in a while. that would be a great idea!