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Stress-Relieving Salmon & Berry Salad

Gluten-Free

Simple and deliciously filling, this salmon and berry salad for two is jam-packed with stress-relieving ingredients. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some lunch.

Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 12 minutesServings: 2

Ingredients:

For Salad

  • 2 3-ounce wild-caught salmon filets (high in omega-3s and vitamin D, both important for stress management.)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Himalayan salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups raw spinach (rich in magnesium, which plays a critical role in the body’s stress response and management.)
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup  walnuts, roughly chopped (rich in magnesium and B vitamins, both critical for stress management.)
  • ½ cup blueberries  (high in flavonoid antioxidants, which helps prevent cellular stress.)
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries (high in vitamin C, which supports a healthy stress response.)

For dressing

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon raw honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Himalayan salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste

Special Equipment/Instruction:

  • Baking sheet 
  • Mason jar with lid (or a medium sized bowl and whisk)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. While the oven is heating, prepare the salad dressing: To a mason jar add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Secure the lid and shake firmly for about 15 seconds to combine. Once the oil has emulsified (it no longer separates in the jar), let the dressing rest in the fridge until you’re ready to eat. 
  3. Place the salmon filets skin-side down on the baking sheet, drizzle with the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until salmon can be easily flaked with a fork.
  4. While the salmon is baking, build your salad: To both plates add half of the spinach, red onion, goat cheese, walnuts, blueberries, and strawberries. Top with the baked salmon and drizzle with dressing. 
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

Nutrition Info: 

1 serving using 1.5 Tbsp. of dressing 

Calories: 412

Carbohydrates: 16 g 

Protein: 25g

Fat: 27g 

Sat fat: 3.5g 

Sugar: 6 g 

Added sugar: 0.5 g

Fiber: 4.5 g