Friday, 1 July 2016

Salmon salad with sesame dressing

This is my favorite summer post-workout lunch. It has the perfect taste bud-stimulating combination and is very easy to make. Especially if you prepare the vinaigrette in advance.

It starts like this:
1 head of lettuce (I used a mixture of 2 kinds bought at the market from Wild Country Organic )

2 cups of chopped tomatoes (I chose these delicious sweet cherry tomatoes from +Whole Foods Market )

3 spring onions (using all of the onion; these were nice and crispy from +Riverford )

1/2 of a cucumber

2 avocados

1/2 of a lime 

1/2 of a chili pepper 

1 tablespoon of Coconut oil (my favorite is +Nutiva UK )

some salt and pepper

2 portions of salmon with skin (I like this prepacked wild Alaskan salmon from +Waitrose )

1 Tuna steak ( +Waitrose )
Melt the coconut oil in a hot pan.

Add the salmon (skin side down) and tuna; sprinkle them with salt and pepper and squeeze on 1/2 of a lime.

Cover it with a lid and turn the heat lower.

Let it cook for about 5 minutes.

Then take the fish out, put it on a large plate.

Take the salmon's skin off and return it in to the pan.

Cover the plate with the lid.

Cook the skin on both sides on an open pan until golden and crispy.

Leave the fish to steam under the lid on the plate while you prepare the salad.

Just chop and mix all the vegetables together (except the chili).

Then combine it all together in a bowl.


Sesame dressing:
1/2 cup of Rice Vinegar ( +Clearspring Organic )

3 Table spoons of Toasted Sesame Oil

1/2 cup of Untoasted Sesame Oil ( +Clearspring Organic )

1/2 cup of Tamari Sauce

1/4 cup of Sesame Seeds
1 clove of garlic, pressed

Put all of these in a jam jar and shake well.

Then chop the chili and sprinkle it over the salad with some extra sesame seeds.

Use as much of the dressing as you like and bon apetit!
This is a delicious and very healthy lunch, packed with proteins, minerals and Omega Essential Oils.

Wild Alaskan Salmon is the best fish you can get. It is extremely rich in Omega 3 essential oils, which some studies associate with being able to prolong our lifespan. Tuna is a nice lean protein, but you should not consume too much of it. You should also always eat some Brazil nuts after eating tuna, as it can help your body to eliminate mercury that might be high in the tuna.

Sesame seeds are rich in beneficial minerals and other nutrients like calcium, manganese, copper, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. This means they are great for our skin and bones.

Brown rice vinegar has plenty of amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins. Protein plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes. If we do not get enough amino acids from our diet, our metabolic processes are effected which then consequently can lead to weight gain, inflammation and skin problems amongst others.


Please try this salad and let me know what you think!



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