Two things tonight: First….I just painted my fingernails green.
Secondly, I’ve been watching the show Alone on Netflix, and it is really an enthralling show! Basically it’s a wilderness survival competition show. Ten survival experts. Months on end. I am hooked!
Anywho – while I was in Ohio, for Christmas, I discovered my new favorite lunch. It’s super delicious, absolutely beautiful, fast and incredibly filling!
I haven’t really come up with a snappy or flashy name for it yet, but it consists of beautiful smoked salmon, buttery avocado and a champagne vinaigrette.
I’m telling you – I dream about this salad. The combination of the delicious healthy fats with the crunchy veggies all smothered in a bright and fresh vinaigrette — I’m literally salivating right now! (And I had it for lunch!)
Plus, it’s grain and gluten free, paleo, Specific Carb Diet friendly, and Keto!
Here’s What You Need: (Serves one)
3 oz Wild Caught Sockeye Salmon (not farm raised) – cut into bit sized pieces
1/2 avocado – sliced
1 medium carrot, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
6 grape tomatoes, halved
handful of spinach
2 Tbsp EVOO
2 tsp champagne vinegar
Salt and pepper
Good Chef’s Knife
Small mixing bowl for the dressing
This could not be simpler. On a bed of spinach, top with your diced veggies, half of avocado, and smoked salmon.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. (I like to make a huge batch of this and always have it on hand, it’s that good!)
Drizzle liberally with the dressing, snap a photo — because it’s BEAUTIFUL — and enjoy!
OK – when I tell you this salad has exactly everything you want in a salad, I mean it! (OK, maybe some Texas Toast – style buttery croutons…but hey…this gluten free and grain free gal is doing the best she can!)
Anything with avocado, I believe, is the cat’s meow. Seriously. Avocado is the bacon of the vegetables! And it is the star of this salad! It gives this beautiful creaminess and butteriness that pairs perfectly with the crunchy veggies, the meaty smoked salmon, and the bright pop of champagne vinaigrette!
That combination of protein and healthy fat gives it the staying power to last you to dinner!
And did I mention how beautiful it is?! I made my avocado into a rose — which I did a tutorial of on Instagram…if you follow me there (@beauty.beyond.bones) you can check out all my fun extra stuff like that! And then with my smoked salmon, I arranged it to also look like flowers.
You eat with your eyes first, and this salad definitely is a feast for the eyes, as well as the stomach!
So go ahead, and make this healthy and tantalizingly delicious salad for lunch this week. I guarantee it won’t be the last time you have it!
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43 responses to “Smoked Salmon and Avocado Salad”
It looks good. I made a salad before. But it was not as fancy.
Thank you! Haha salads def don’t have to be fancy to be delicious! Hugs and love xox
This looks good, I may try it
Thanks Alice! I hope you do – it was delightful! Hugs and love xox
I love your presentation, Caralyn, the food looks so delicious! Alone is a good show. Be safe! 😊
Aw thank you John! I am a definite proponent of “pretty good!” Haha yes I’m loving Alone!! Hugs and love xox
And Happy New Year
Happy New Year to you too my friend! 🎉
That looks and sounds fantastic! I am going to try it this week – thanks, Caralyn <3
Thank you so much Mindy! Oh it was defffinitely a treat! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! Hugs and love xox
I would totally be making this if smoked salmon wasn’t so expensive here. It’s funny because I don’t like salmon but I like smoked salmon!
Hi Hilary! Yeah, definitely feel you there. Trader Joe’s has great options that are more on the affordable side! Haha yeah I know people like that too! You could also substitute shrimp! TJ’s again has terrific frozen shrimp! Hope you have a great night! Hugs and love xox
Unfortunately, I live in Canada. We have a small Trader Joe’s section in Walmart (snack aisle) but that’s about it. I haven’t heard of TJ’s either. If only we had more options up here in the north! Makes me wanna move to the US!
TJ’s is Trader Joe’s 🙂 bummer about that! Fingers crossed that they expand!
Oh haha! That’s how OTL I am 😂 TJs has a nice ring to it! If they don’t expand I might need to move to the US. My husband is super disappointed that Aldi and Target do not exist in Canada either. Or Macy’s. Or most stores. 🤦♀️
hahha oh goh no worries! i’m always abbreviating things! hahah oh man!!! i would be super bummed too!
Wow! That looks delicious! My wife is from Anchorage, and she grew up on fresh caught wild salmon. Her dad even had a smoke shack in the backyard. So good and healthy too! You are a great cook! God bless!
Thanks Ryan!! Oh my gosh lucky her! That sounds so idyllic! I wish I lived in a place with such fresh and beautiful seafood! Amazing! Thanks so much! Hugs and love xox
A beautiful post I like it thank you so much
Thank you 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Loved this post and the recipe! Wish I could get the salmon here in Kenya, but a great recipe especially for all my Alaska friends..! I will try this asap!
thank you so much Marlene! 🙂 Oh gosh …. hmmm, maybe on Amazon!? So glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
An absolutely beautiful salad and it sounds scrumptious!
Aw thank you Delores! oh gosh it absolutely was! so glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
Alone green fingers make great salads on the move. If those guys at the Capitol knew, your home would have been stormed.
hahah too funny
Thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
I want this, in fact I’m sure I could eat it every day! Thanks for all your good ideas that refresh us in the midst of worldly chaos.
May the Lord lead you and encourage you Caralyn thru this new year. 🌹
Hi Lisa! oh my gosh yes! I’m really trying NOT to eat it every day, and maybe just every other day!!! hahaha Aw, thank you, that really means a lot. God bless you too, my friend! Hugs and love xox
This looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!
thank you so much! oh gosh it really was! Hugs and love xox
Salmon’s Circle of Life!! 😉 For the presentation.
haha yes! thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
Sounds delicious. I’ll have to record this one for keeps. 😉
Thank you Linda! I hope you love it! Hugs and love xox
Wow! You are beautiful inside and out. Thanks for bringing additional colour to my life.
Aw thank you Jason! Hugs and love xox
I will share this with my friend. He loves fish. 🙂
oh awesome! i’m literally making it for lunch right now! haha Hugs and love xox
This looks really amazing…… But is it sweet….. Just curious tho 😊
Thank you! Hugs and love xox
It’s not! It’s wonderfully savory!