SUPERFOOD COCONUT CURRY SALMON SALAD
This recipe is for all of the busy women out there—supermoms, superworkers, superwomen deserve superfoods. Cook the salmon and the quinoa a day ahead, and throw this salad together in minutes on a weeknight. You could make it vegetarian if you prefer by swapping out the salmon for tofu—the marinade will still work perfectly!
- Salmon Marinade:
- 1 pound wild salmon fillet
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon curry powder (add more if desired!)
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano, or 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
- 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari soy sauce
- Coconut Curry Dressing:
- 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon raw or manuka honey
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari soy sauce
- 2 cups lacinato kale leaves, finely chopped
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
Adapted from epicurious.com
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with coconut oil or olive oil cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, curry, lemon juice, oregano, and tamari soy sauce. Place the salmon into a nonreactive container or baking dish with a lid, and pour the marinade over the top. Using a cooking brush, baste the salmon with the marinade, cover, and place into the fridge for about 30 minutes.
Remove the salmon from the fridge, and transfer to the prepared baking dish. Bake, on middle rack, for about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. The salmon should feel slightly firm to the touch.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, curry powder, lemon juice, honey, and tamari soy sauce until well combined. Add the kale, quinoa, and red onion to the bowl and toss gently to coat with the dressing. Flake in the cooked and slightly cooled salmon with fork, and toss to combine.
Clean Green Tip: Delicious unrefined coconut oil will solidify when below 76°F and will melt when above 76°F. For dressings, you always want to melt the coconut oil to a liquid consistency.
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