Spinach salad with grilled salmon

Tonight was healthy eating night – spinach salad with grilled salmon.  I cooked the salmon on the stove on a grill pan.  It definitely helps to cover the salmon with a pan lid.  This salad is very adaptable and can easily incorporate leftovers or favorite elements (olives, nuts, other veggies, etc.)

Spinach salad with salmon

  • baby spinach
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 3 TB olive oil (I used some flavored olive oil)
  • 1 TB white wine vinegar
  • salmon fillet (about 6 oz per person)
  • pine nuts
  • goat cheese

Combine the shallot, olive oil and vinegar in a jar and shake to combine.  Brush salmon with olive oil and cook on a grill pan over medium heat about 5 minutes per side covered.  (I started with the skin side up).  Put spinach on plates and pour dressing over spinach.  Heat goat cheese in a hot oven for 3 – 4 minutes until warm but not melted and toast pine nuts.  Top dressed spinach with pine nuts, warm goat cheese and cooked salmon (and whatever else you like – we had the leftover garlic smashed potatoes on the side).

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About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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