When you hear the word “dietitian” or “nutrition,” what do you think of? What type of food would a “dietitian” recommend?
I bet 90% of you will think of, salad, after reading the above questions.
And no, dietitians do not always suggest a salad as an appropriate dinner meal, however vegetables are encouraged. BUT today, I might fall into the stereotyping trap, and give you a lovely salad and salad dressing for you to try at your next meal!
Enter: Salmon… a lovely protein choice to top your mountain of leafy greens.
Gather your portion of fish. Roughly 8 oz. Next, you will need to slather than salmon in some dijon mustard seasoned with dried herbs and red pepper flakes, and a dash of soy sauce.
Park this beauty in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
Next the dressing….
imagine yourself on a tropical island, with a warm breeze blowing through the trees….
that is how this salad dressing will make you feel with on bite…like you are on vacation
To construct the gloriousness, mince yourself up a clove of garlic.
Next comes the tropical part… an orange… I used the “cara cara” variety.
Whatever kind of orange you choose, make sure it is a baseball sized specimen and squeeze all of the juice out of that orange.
Now put the mined garlic and orange juice in your jar with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon dried basil, and some pepper to taste.
(Side Note: If you can make this dressing ahead of time…please do… it get infinitely better when you allow the flavor to marry overnight.)
By now, your fish should be throughly cooked and taken out of the oven. Gather your salad greens up (the darker the better) and top the green mountain with diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and whatever else your little heart desires.
Just don’t forget the baked salmon and the tropical dressing. Be sure to shake the dressing throughly before drizzling onto your salad feast.
It truly tastes better than it looks… and that’s saying a lot!
Indulge and relax knowing you gave your body exactly what it needs!