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Grapefruit & Avocado Balsamic Salmon Salad

With summer right around the corner (yes, states that are still getting snow summer is coming-- I promise) I was craving some fresh and tangy flavors to wake up my hibernating tastebuds from their pumpkin and cinnamon induced comas. Earthy goat-cheese and walnuts, tangy balsamic grapefruit vinaigrette and creamy avocado are going to make this salad a summer staple around my house! 

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes 

Grapefruit & Avocado Balsamic Salmon Salad
2 Salmon Filets 
1/2 teaspoons of salt; divided
1/2 teaspoons of peper: divided 
1 large grapefruit 
1 ripe pitted, sliced avocado 
2 cups Arugula 
1 cup baby spinach 
2 tablespoons goat cheese crumbled 
1/4 cup toasted walnuts 

Grapefruit Balsamic Vinaigrette 
Extra Juice from Grapefruit 
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
2 tablespoons olive oil 
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 

Sprinkle fish with half of the salt and pepper broil on high for 7-8 minutes or until fish can be flaked with a fork. In a saute pan lightly toast walnuts on medium-low heat until lightly toasted. 

Meanwhile, segment grapefruit-- saving juices for vinaigrette. Whisk grapefruit juice, pepper& salt,lemon juice, balsamic vinegar and olive oil in the bottom of a salad bowl.  Combine sliced avocado, arugula, spinach and segmented grapefruit in bowl with the vinaigrette. Toss salad ingredients in vinaigrette and plate.

Break salmon to top salads; add crumbled goat cheese and toasted walnuts to finish. 

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Shannon Marie said...

Although I'm not a salmon fan, this looks amazing! I'll have to pass the recipe along to my mom! :) Thank you!

Sally said...

Looks delicious! It isn't anything that I feel like eating while we still have snow on the ground... but, rumor has it, spring will show up!

Jess said...

Seriously. Easy. Delicious looking. Healthy.

And I don't know what my deal is with all caps lately...

Lauren {By Lauren M} said...

This salad sounds absolutely AMAZING. I'm definitely making this soon!

Fizz and Frosting

Unknown said...

I'm not even a fan of salads, but I want this one! I just pinned it, so I'll be serving this one up for dinner (after our big move!).

Darby Hawley said...

This looks delicious and perfect for the summer!

Kayla said...

So I'm allergic to nuts and I'm not a huge fan of avocado. But everything else in this salad has me mouth watering. I made salmon on Sunday night and just like every time I make it I thought "I need to remember to buy extra for salads next time" Need to force myself to remember next time!

Memoirs & Mochas

A Brew of Blessings said...

This looks delish! Totally trying :)

Katie said...

yum!! that looks SO good! I love salmon!

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