Maple Glazed Salmon Salad

Maple Glazed Salmon on top of an Arugula Pumpkin Seed Salad with Balsamic Maple Dressing

Fish Ingredients:Salmon Salad Recipe

Salmon (Wild Caught fresh)
2 T. Orange Marmalade
2 T. Pure Maple Syrup
¼ tsp. Pepper

Salad Ingredients:

4 oz. Organic Arugula
6-8 Organic Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
¼ Cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds
½ Can White Beans

Dressing Ingredients:

¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
½ Cup Grape Seed Oil
1 T. Dijon Mustard
1 ½ T. Maple Syrup
2 Cloves Garlic Minced
2 tsp. Shallots Minced
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400

For dressing mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Set aside.

For Pumpkin Seeds ~ sprinkle the pumpkin seeds on a pan and bake for 4 minutes. Set aside with salad ingredients.

For Salmon ~mix the marmalade, maple syrup and pepper and whisk in a small bowl. Place the fish on a sprayed pan and coat the top with the marmalade mix. Place in oven for about 12-15 minutes until done.

For Salad ~ Toss all ingredients together and mix in the desired amount of dressing.

Bring it together ~ Place the salad on a plate and top with a beautiful piece of salmon. Serve and enjoy!

Brain Food Facts:

  • Salmon is rich in omega 3s which provide energy for the brain.
  • Grape seed oil protects the brain and nervous system, high in Omega 6.
  • Pumpkin seeds contain L-Tryptophan, known for combating depression.
  • White beans contain phosphatidylserine, which aids in focus and concentration.
  • Arugula is known as a rocket salad because it is high in nutrients. It is loaded with vitamin K, which helps limit neuronal damage in the brain.

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