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Salmon and Asparagus Salad

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Maple syrup and Dijon mustard are the secret to fabulously flavored salmon and asparagus salad. Bring the flavors of the sea and earth to the table with this fabulous entrée!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Maple-Dijon Dressing

1/3
cup maple-flavored syrup
2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

Salad

12
oz salmon fillet (1/2 inch thick)
1
lb fresh asparagus spears
4
cups baby salad greens
1
cup shredded carrots (about 1 1/2 medium)
1
hard-cooked egg, cut into 8 wedges
Freshly ground black pepper, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix all Maple-Dijon Dressing ingredients with wire whisk.
  • 3 Cut salmon crosswise into 4 pieces. Brush salmon with 1 tablespoon of the dressing. In large bowl, toss asparagus and 1 tablespoon of the dressing. Place asparagus in grill basket (grill “wok”).
  • 4 When grill is heated, place asparagus and salmon, skin side down, on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook asparagus 7 to 10 minutes and salmon 10 to 15 minutes, shaking grill basket or turning asparagus occasionally, until asparagus is crisp-tender and salmon flakes easily with fork.
  • 5 Slide pancake turner between salmon and skin to remove each piece from skin. On 4 plates, divide salad greens, carrots and egg. Top with salmon and asparagus. Sprinkle with pepper. Serve with remaining dressing.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 290
  • Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Sodium 270mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
170%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Vegetables offer a host of nutrients including vitamins A, C and folate to name a few. Be sure to get at least 3 to 5 servings of veggies daily.

Use preshredded carrots found in the produce section of your supermarket.

Crusty whole grain rolls pair nicely with salad.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 09/26/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
170%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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