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Balsamic Salad with Sockeye Salmon & Strawberries

The following recipe was provided by our partners at Bristol Bay.

Fresh from the crystal clear waters of Alaska, this Sockeye salmon adds a hearty and flavorful bite of protein to a light and refreshing summer salad!

Balsamic Salad with Sockeye Salmon & Strawberries
Balsamic Salad with Sockeye Salmon & Strawberries
Cook time:
6min
Prep time:
15min
Total time:
21min

Servings:
4

Ingredients

For the Salmon

  • 4 skinless wild sockeye salmon fillets (3 to 4 oz. each), pin bones removed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. canola or avocado oil

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup good balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Salad

  • 6 cups baby kale, spinach, or arugula (or combination)
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled to room temperature
  • 16 ripe strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. Season Sockeye salmon fillets with salt and pepper. Add oil to a sauté pan and place over medium-high heat. Add salmon fillets and sear on both sides until golden and cooked just until opaque throughout, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Set aside and allow to rest.
  2. Add all ingredients for the vinaigrette to a jar, seal tightly with a lid and shake until smooth and emulsified, about 30 seconds. Set aside.
  3. Add kale to a large bowl. Gently stir in cooked quinoa. Drizzle kale and quinoa with half of vinaigrette; toss to combine. Divide salad among 4 plates. Top dressed kale and quinoa with strawberries and salmon fillet. Sprinkle with pistachios and drizzle with remaining vinaigrette.

Balsamic Salad with Sockeye and Strawberries

By Heinen's Grocery Store
In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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