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So, today I’m sharing my quick and easy summer lunch secret with ya’ll. Yes, my delicious salmon salad!
Now I know that taste is completely subjective, and I respect that, right! But, how about a bit of convincing…
When I called my husband to the table, he had one look at the salad bowl and a verbal avalanche was launched at the mere thought of having salad for dinner. After all, for some part of his life, he grew up on a farm and even slaughtered for meat on the table! I guess I had it coming, so quite frankly I was not surprised at his “really, is that what we’re going to eat? A salad, and that’s it?”.
Of course, I bit my lip, did the count to ten, said “Hallelujah” and served the “really is that what we’re going to eat?”
Simultaneously, I made sure he knows it is Norwegian salmon, thus not completely meat-free. Inside my own head, I reminded myself of all the health benefits:
From the next photo, you can see what he walked into.
To cut the proverbial long story short, he could have had thirds and fourths if there were! The compliments were flowing like the famous Orange River (South Africa) in full flood!
Quite frankly, you take what you have in the fridge! Generally, I have the greens available anyhow, so all I bought, in addition, were salmon and cottage cheese.
Throughout the recipe I will share what flavors go best with salmon, what do you eat cold salmon with, what greens to eat with salmon, and what spices go best with salmon.
Now, this is the part I love. There is no set method and no fixed quantities other than what I mentioned above. You make it the old-fashioned way. Namely, estimate the quantities according to the number of people you’re about to serve.
And that’s it, folks, the salad is done!
A bit more on the secret touch at the end, which is of course no longer going to be a secret.
The result is a sweet and sour combination that is super refreshing in any salad. Some days, when I want less of a sweet taste, I simply add less of the maple syrup.
This recipe can easily serve three people because you serve it with toasted full-grain bread (not buttered). The combination makes for a dynamic duo!
Finish off your dinner presentation with a glass of cold Sauvignon Blanc and you are home free!
I hope you enjoy the meal and do drop a note with some feedback. I’d love to hear whether I am indeed subjective about my delicious salmon salad being the best, easiest, tastiest, and quickest summer meal you could make!