Source: Nancy Hughes | Category: Salads

Salmon Arugula Salad with Blueberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette

This vinaigrette perfectly complements a piece of flaky salmon over arugula greens. Double the vinaigrette and store it away for future salads!

Salmon Arugula Salad with Blueberry Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • Dressing
  • 1/3 cup blueberry pomegranate juice75 mL
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar (or can use pourable sugar substitute) 30 mL
  • 2 tsp grated lemon or lime zest 10 mL
  • 2 Tbsp lemon or lime juice 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil 30 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 1/4 tsp pepper flakes 1 mL
  • Salad
  • 8 cups arugula (about 6 oz/170 g) 2 L
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onions (2 oz/60 g) 125 mL
  • 1 cup blueberries 250 mL
  • 1 pouch (6 oz/170 g) salmon, flaked
  • 1 oz (about 1/4 cup/60 mL) slivered almonds or pecans, toasted 30 g
  • coarsely ground black pepper

Instructions

  • 1. In small jar, combine pomegranate juice, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, vinegar, canola oil, salt and pepper flakes. Secure tightly with lid and shake vigorously until well blended.
  • 2. Arrange equal amounts of arugula, onions and berries on each of four dinner lates. Shake jar vigorously and spoon equal amounts of salad dressing over each (3 Tbsp/45 mL each). Sprinkle evenly with salmon, nuts and top with black pepper. Serve immediately for peak flavors and texture. 

  • Tip: Salad dressing may be made up to a week in advance, but the intensity of the pepper flakes will increase slightly.

Yield

4 servings

serving size

2 1/2 cups (625 mL) salad and 3 Tbsp (45 mL) dressing

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories210
Total Fat12 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol20 mg
Carbohydrates16 g
Fiber4 g
Protein11 g
Sodium190 mg