FOOD, My recipes, Uncategorized HOMECOOKED GRILLED SALMON SALAD 28 November 2006

We’re really starting to enjoy salads for dinner. None of that measly bits of lettuce leaves with not much else thankyouverymuch, I’m talking about homecooked hearty salads that’s healthy and taste fantastic. I never really thought salads could actually be filling and taste good, since my experiences used to be constrained to outside-food. But homecooked salads are SO much better! You can add in whatever you want and use extra virgin olive oil instead of a creamy sauce, for the added extra health-factor.

This time, I decided to try making it with seafood for the first time, since I found a luscious creamy strip of salmon yesterday at Chatswood. Ended up making a Grilled Salmon, Mushroom, Tomato, Cous Cous & Chilli Fresh Salad with a Lemon/Olive Oil Dressing. It meant it was low-carb (which I heard is good for dinner), but had lots of fibre, protein and vitamins. It was also really satisfying and made me feel ever-so-saintly. Then again, I did then proceed to chow down on a Mrs Fields triple-choc brownie with Baskin Robbins cookie-dough ice cream – whoops!!


Salmon, grilled to perfection 😀

Cooking mushrooms, onion and chilli

Grilled Salmon, Mushroom, Tomato, Cous Cous & Chilli Fresh Salad with a Lemon/Olive Oil Dressing



Grilled Salmon, Mushroom, Tomato, Cous Cous & Chilli Fresh Salad with a Lemon/Olive Oil Dressing
(serves 2)

1 strip salmon, grilled and sliced
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1/2 onion, sliced
2 small red chillies, diced
100g cous cous, cooked according to instructions
Handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 avocado, sliced
Salad leaves

Parmesan cheese
Salt/pepper
1 tsp Lemon zest
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

1) Cook mushrooms, onion and chillies in olive oil
2) Mix with salmon, cous cous, tomatoes, avocado and salad leaves
3) Heat extra virgin olive oil with lemon zest very gently until fragrant. Pour over ingredients when cooled.
4) Top with Parmesan and salt/pepper to taste

40 Comments

  • medlabtech posted on November 28, 2006 at 5:01 am

    Grilled salmon and sauteed mushrooms – what a great combination!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 7:54 am

      I’m weird, I have mushrooms with just about everything 😉

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on November 28, 2006 at 5:07 am

    I enjoy hearty salads as well, but I only get them at restaurants.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 7:54 am

      I find that here, substantial salads at restaurants are really unhealthy and drenched in bacon/sauce/etc… so I’d rather just eat a Big Mac instead 😛

      Reply
  • gingerstardrops posted on November 28, 2006 at 5:25 am

    Argh, i saw this picture while waiting for my lunch. Now im ravenous and im craving for salmon. boohoo

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 7:55 am

      Hehe salmon’s so yum! and healthy too 🙂

      Reply
  • irene82 posted on November 28, 2006 at 6:12 am

    the salmon looks sooo amazing!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 7:59 am

      I was so happy when I saw it sitting there, all juicy and plump. Just HAD to get it 😉

      Reply
  • oo_mimi_oo posted on November 28, 2006 at 6:30 am

    i love salmon!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 7:59 am

      Mmm me too, it’s my absolutely favourite fish by far

      Reply
  • tyra8 posted on November 28, 2006 at 9:27 am

    I’m in the office now and you’re making me hungry, Woman! Hmm-mmm-mmm!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 11:44 am

      Hehe you can go out for a BIG meal after work then! 😛

      Reply
  • lianvee posted on November 28, 2006 at 10:01 am

    Hi Beverly,

    Drop by to say I love all your food posts! You never fail to make me hungry. 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 11:50 am

      Oooo you’re a food & fashion blogger too! Great minds think alike 🙂

      Reply
  • aqualuna posted on November 28, 2006 at 11:40 am

    Ahhhhh… the salmonnnnn…. ahhhhh….. =9~

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 11:50 am

      hehe I love fresh salmon too, sashimi or cooked!

      Reply
  • medlabtech posted on November 28, 2006 at 5:01 am

    Grilled salmon and sauteed mushrooms – what a great combination!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 7:54 am

      I’m weird, I have mushrooms with just about everything 😉

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on November 28, 2006 at 5:07 am

    I enjoy hearty salads as well, but I only get them at restaurants.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 7:54 am

      I find that here, substantial salads at restaurants are really unhealthy and drenched in bacon/sauce/etc… so I’d rather just eat a Big Mac instead 😛

      Reply
  • gingerstardrops posted on November 28, 2006 at 5:25 am

    Argh, i saw this picture while waiting for my lunch. Now im ravenous and im craving for salmon. boohoo

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 7:55 am

      Hehe salmon’s so yum! and healthy too 🙂

      Reply
  • makeupmag posted on November 28, 2006 at 2:06 pm

    The mushrooms look absolutely delish!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 8:39 pm

      I’m a big mushroomaholic, esp those super fresh big ones. Mmm!

      Reply
  • irene82 posted on November 28, 2006 at 6:12 am

    the salmon looks sooo amazing!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 7:59 am

      I was so happy when I saw it sitting there, all juicy and plump. Just HAD to get it 😉

      Reply
  • oo_mimi_oo posted on November 28, 2006 at 6:30 am

    i love salmon!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 7:59 am

      Mmm me too, it’s my absolutely favourite fish by far

      Reply
  • tyra8 posted on November 28, 2006 at 9:27 am

    I’m in the office now and you’re making me hungry, Woman! Hmm-mmm-mmm!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 11:44 am

      Hehe you can go out for a BIG meal after work then! 😛

      Reply
  • lianvee posted on November 28, 2006 at 10:01 am

    Hi Beverly,

    Drop by to say I love all your food posts! You never fail to make me hungry. 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 11:50 am

      Oooo you’re a food & fashion blogger too! Great minds think alike 🙂

      Reply
  • aqualuna posted on November 28, 2006 at 11:40 am

    Ahhhhh… the salmonnnnn…. ahhhhh….. =9~

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 11:50 am

      hehe I love fresh salmon too, sashimi or cooked!

      Reply
  • makeupmag posted on November 28, 2006 at 2:06 pm

    The mushrooms look absolutely delish!!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 28, 2006 at 8:39 pm

      I’m a big mushroomaholic, esp those super fresh big ones. Mmm!

      Reply
  • vinka posted on November 29, 2006 at 3:13 am

    Not to burst your bubbles or anything, but did you know that a cup of olive oil has 1900 calories?
    The salad looks yummy! =9 and I’m a mushroomaholic too!!! 😉

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    • beverly posted on November 29, 2006 at 6:12 am

      Nah I didn’t have a cup of it, it’s 1/2 tbsp per person.. and olive oil is monosaturated (good) fat, fortunately!

      I have mushrooms with almost everything.. even if they don’t technically “go” together 😛

      Reply
  • vinka posted on November 29, 2006 at 3:13 am

    Not to burst your bubbles or anything, but did you know that a cup of olive oil has 1900 calories?
    The salad looks yummy! =9 and I’m a mushroomaholic too!!! 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on November 29, 2006 at 6:12 am

      Nah I didn’t have a cup of it, it’s 1/2 tbsp per person.. and olive oil is monosaturated (good) fat, fortunately!

      I have mushrooms with almost everything.. even if they don’t technically “go” together 😛

      Reply

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