My Saturday Foodie Post - "Baja" Salmon salad

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Mortgage and Lending with Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank

Here's a great salad idea, perfect for these warm summer evenings.  I called it my Baja Salmon Salad.  Very easy and simple! 

What you'll need:


Salmon Fillets
Chopped Lettuce of choice
Corn Tortillas cut into thin strips
Canned Black Beans
Shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese
Packaged Taco Seasoning
Salsa or Pico d' Gallo
Sour Cream
Lime
Chopped green onion
Chopped Cilantro

 

Start by taking several corn tortillas out of the package.  Cut them in half and place one half on top of the other half.  Next cut them crosswise into very thin strips.   Heat some vegetable oil in a skillet.  Put the tortilla strips in and cook them until nice and crunchy.  Remove and drain on paper towels then season with sea salt.

For the salad, just chop up your lettuce of choice.  I used romaine.  Drain and rinse the black beans and scatter on the lettuce.  Next put on some shredded cheese, followed by the tortilla strips and some chopped green onion.

For the salmon, I just sprinkled on some packaged taco seasoning onto the top of each one, then squirted each with some lime juice.  I pan fried them to sear the outside and cooked really for about 6 minutes or so, just until medium rare (I like salmon a little on the medium rare side, but cook to your preference)  When the salmon is done, remove from skillet and set aside for just a minute or two.  Plate the salmon on top of your salad mixture, then add a dollop of sour cream and some salsa to the dish and top all with some chopped cilantro and a garnish of additional lime slices.

A wonderful healthy cool and light summer salad.

 

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Enjoy!!!

 

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Aida Pinto
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Hi Karen....looks awesome....I will print this and go shopping...and will try it....hope it comes out like yours. Salmon...is my favorite of all sea foods then fresh tuna.....yummy!

Jul 09, 2011 10:20 AM #1
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Tammy Pearce
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That looks fabulous!  It's another great way to cook healthy salmon at home.

Jul 09, 2011 10:20 AM #2
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Ralph Gorgoglione
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That is out of control!!

I love grilled salmon, and I love salads, so this is perfect.

Thanks for sharing, and thanks for reminding me that I'm starving right now.........

Jul 09, 2011 10:24 AM #3
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Aida Pinto
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Oh, Karen...by the way I would love it if you post this recipe on my group: Keeping Life Simple

because it looks simple to make....I hope!

Jul 09, 2011 10:24 AM #4
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Thank you Aida!  I hope you'll enjoy.  Hubby and I have REALLY been trying to eat a lot of fish lately, and Salmon is definitely at the top of the list.  If you like, click on "For you Fellow Foodies" to the right of my blog...there are a number of salmon dishes I've added there.  I hope you enjoy and thanks for the kind comments! 

Thank you Tammy!  Very sweet of you.  I even used the light sour cream, so all in all still fairly healthy!  And the fact I can get dear hubby to nibble on some salad...an added plus!  All the best to you! 

Jul 09, 2011 10:25 AM #5
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Afternoon Ralph!  Yup, I've been on a real salmon "kick" myself lately and I'm a salad eating fool!  lol  Now, go get yourself something to eat!  :-)  Have a terrific weekend!

Aida...VERY simple...PROMISE!!!!!  And thank you, I'll visit your group and will post there...Thank you! 

Jul 09, 2011 10:28 AM #6
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Aida Pinto
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Ok...I will....that's how much I LOVE salmon!!!! lol!  Thanks!

Jul 09, 2011 10:29 AM #7
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Cliff Keith
Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty - Redwood City, CA
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I am hungry and this is not what I should be looking upon.

This looks like I am going to have to try this salad soon.

Thank you

Jul 09, 2011 10:30 AM #8
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Michael Therriault
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Sounds quick and tasty. I think I’ll make this tomorrow and give my wife a pleasant surprise. 

Jul 09, 2011 10:48 AM #9
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Will Hamm
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Hi Karen, looks like a keeper.  Now I need to buy some salmon.

Jul 09, 2011 11:03 AM #10
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
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Hi Cliff.  Next time I'll post AFTER you have eaten.  lol  ;-)  I hope you enjoy!  Have a fantastic weekend. 

Michael...yup, super quick and tasty.  Be sure to squirt add'l lime juice on all around it, gives a nice citrusy kick.  Very sweet of you to surprise your wife!  All the best. 

Hi Will.  We've got a great little seafood place down the highway that gets fresh stuff flown in every day.  Or, the big fillets at Costco are very good too.   Enjoy!

Jul 09, 2011 11:55 AM #11
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Richard Weeks
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I knew I was going to be hungry by the time I got to the picture.  Thanks for sharing.

Jul 10, 2011 08:47 AM #12
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

You are most welcome, Richard!  You always say the nicest things!  Have a great day. 

Jul 11, 2011 05:33 AM #13
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Cristina Salcedo
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Karen it looks delicious! I will let you know how mine turns out.

Jul 11, 2011 08:03 AM #14
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
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Thanks Christina for the kind comment.  I'll definitely be anxious to hear how you like it.  Have a super day!

Jul 11, 2011 08:07 AM #15
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Judith Parker
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Hi Karen,  what a beautiful dish and it sounds delicious and healthy.  I will have to try it.  Thanks for sharing.  Have a great evening.

Jul 12, 2011 01:25 PM #16
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
Valley Mortgage Grou, Conventional, FHA, VA, mortgages

Hi Judith!  Thank you so very much for your sweet comments.  You have yourself a terrific evening as well!  All the best!  

Jul 12, 2011 03:20 PM #17
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
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Hi Valerie.  Cilantro is one of those funny ingredients...ya either love it or hate it!  lol.  Have a friend who says it tastes like soap!  HA!   You can certainly eliminate and it would still be delish.  Hope you enjoy! 

Jul 14, 2011 05:20 AM #19
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Michael J. Perry
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I'm always up for a new way to enjoy salmon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 18, 2011 05:52 AM #20
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Karen Burket
Bank of Oregon a division of Willamette Valley Bank - Medford, OR
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Hi Michael!  Give this a try...I hope you enjoy and thanks so much for your visit and comments.  :)

Jul 18, 2011 06:07 AM #21
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