A light salad is the perfect meal for summer. You may be confused how tuna and strawberries come together (as I was initially). The secret is in the salad dressing or vinaigrette.
Really the key to assembling a tasty veggie treat is to be true to your flavor profile. You can’t go wrong if you put your favorites into a bowl and toss.
What is your favorite salad in summer or otherwise?
Summer classes have begun. I’m taking advantage of a less rigid pace to make time for three works out a week. When you’re pushing your body, the muscles demand good food. And because it’s summer time, you might want to try your hand at growing your own tomatoes to use in this recipe.
Here’s a simple, hearty duo that will get you full fast. There are so many ways to use salmon! What is your favorite?
Roasted balsamic tomato salmon and bok choy.
1 Large Salmon Fillet
1 Tbs Lemon or lime juice
1/2 Tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes halved (or as many or as you like, whole)
1 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbs Olive Oil
Green onions/chives for garnish
Saute the tomatoes with all the spices and juice for 3-5 minutes.
When the tomatoes are wilted, scoop onto salmon and bake for 12-15 minutes at 350F or 180C.
(You can also cook the salmon on the stove top if you prefer.)
While the salmon is cooking, trim a cluster of bok choy like you would celery, stems and tails. Saute in 2 tbs of soy sauce until wilted.
Serve while hot.
In the busy business of life, reaching for what you have on hand can be as good (or even better) as a plan ahead specialty meal. For my latest experimental concoction, I pulled out whatever flavors I wanted to include for this make on the fly cannelloni. The only criteria for inclusion was that the ingredient was already in the cupboard or fridge and a taste that I loved. Get all your available/must have ingredients together, stuff into the uncooked pasta shells.
Line up the filled shells in a baking dish, smother with salsa, sprinkle with cheese, bake for 30 minutes, and you have a delicious, grocery store trip free, one pot meal.