Wild Salmon Salad with Rhubarb-Lime Vinaigrette

Rhubarb adds a wonderful tart unique flavor that blends perfectly with the lime. Here is a great protein-rich salad to make when your garden is overflowing with those bright crimson stalks.

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The variety of the rhubarb grown is what determines the color of the stalks. The color is not an indicator of its sweetness, so pick the rhubarb once it reaches 10″ in length. You can either cut the stalks off, or gently twist and pull them out near the base.SalmonSaladRhubardDressing2

To soften the rhubarb, place it in a saucepan with some water and allow it to boil until tender – about 10 minutes.SalmonSaladRhubardDressing3

Once the dressing ingredients are added to the blender, slowly drizzle in the oil with the machine running. To get an emulsion (so the dressing doesn’t separate), the oil must be added a few drops at a time for the first few tablespoons. Then you can add the remaining oil in a slow drizzle. Use as much or as little oil as you like – taste the dressing and check its consistency as you go.SalmonSaladRhubardDressing4

To finish the dressing, whisk in the remaining herbs and seasonings then toss with the salad greens.SalmonSaladRhubardDressing5

Wild Salmon Salad with Rhubarb Lime Vinaigrette
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Serves: 4
Rhubarb adds a wonderful tart flavor to the dressing. Dressing makes ¾ cup
Ingredients
  • 12 oz wild salmon fillets
  • Mixed greens for 4
  • 1 cup cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
Dressing
  • ½ cup chopped rhubarb
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp GF Dijon mustard
  • 1 lime, juiced and zested
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chives, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, minced
  • 2 Tbsp – ½ cup oil
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Bake or poach salmon until opaque and flakes easily with a fork. Set aside to cool. Chop in bite-sized pieces.
  2. For dressing, simmer rhubarb in a saucepan with water until tender, about 10 minutes. Pour mixture into in a blender, along with ginger, mustard, and honey, and puree until smooth. Allow to cool.
  3. Pour into a blender and add remaining ingredients, except oil. Process mixture together until smooth. Slowly drizzle in 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add more oil until you get the consistency you desire. Season to taste with salt.
  4. To serve, divide the salad ingredients into four bowls and drizzle with dressing.
Notes
For low carb, replace honey with liquid stevia to taste

 

 

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