Posts tagged ‘salmon’

Easy Salmon & Tomato Lunchbox

Here’s another yummy, healthy lunchbox idea, perfect for work and less than 10 minutes to put together.

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Shopping list:
1 packet or can pink salmon
Handful of grape tomatoes
1 lemon
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. tarragon
Salt & pepper
1/2 a Granny Smith apple
2 tbsp. peanut butter (I love “Better ‘N’ Peanut Butter)

Drain salmon and put in big section. Top with sliced tomatoes. Juice lemon and drizzle over top with olive oil. Sprinkle tarragon and salt and pepper to taste over the top.

Slice apple. Glob in peanut butter.

Go!

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Salty Salmon Salad with Balsamic

So it seems Tuesday is my night to come home and figure out what might taste good for dinner from whatever is in the fridge and cupboard. Now I’ll admit, this is a simple salad, but what makes it special is how it’s dressed: olive oil and 18 year aged balsamic vinegar from Oro di Oliva (www.orodioliva.com). I try not to be a food snob, and I have no problem getting discount groceries at Aldi, but I will never, ever go back to regular balsamic after experiencing what they have to offer at Oro. I recommend stopping in to one of their stores (mine is the one in the Tosa village) and sampling sometime – their employees are passionate about their product, and even if you just have an idea for a recipe, they will help you find the perfect combo (for instance, I used cranberry white balsamic with lime infused olive oil on a peach and bleu cheese salad at my last party, based on their recommendation – big hit!)

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So here’s what I found in the fridge tonight – it’s a salty crunchy treat and the 18 year aged balsamic gives it the perfect sweet touch to balance the other flavors. Should I be embarrassed to admit that I actually licked my plate? I’m not.

1-2 c. Spinach leaves
1-2 oz. smoked salmon, cut in small pieces
Handful of grape tomatoes, cut in half
2 slices red onion, chopped
2 tbsp. shredded Parmesan
2 tbsp. chopped pecans
Drizzle with 1 tbsp. olive oil and 2 tbsp. 18 year aged balsamic vinegar. Season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Enjoy!

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