This sensational salmon & avocado salad boosts a combination of flavours and textures that make every mouthful perfect harmony! Small details like toasting the pumpkin seeds beforehand, quick-pickling the thinly-sliced red onions and using toasted sesame oil makes this salad sensational. I used equal amounts of watercress and pea shoots as I find watercress can be a slightly dominating flavour for this salad. If, however, you love the idea of smoked salmon, check out my Best-ever Smoked Salmon Salad on this site.
Place the thin slices of red onion into a little bowl and pour over the red wine vinegar. Toss gently to coat and set aside.
Toast the pumpkin seeds in a hot, dry pan. Remove the seeds and set aside to cool.
Using the same pan, heat the olive oil (or melt the lard) and grill the salmon skin-side down over high heat until crispy. Turn each one and reduce the heat to medium, allowing the salmon to gently cook through for another 3-4 minutes. Squeeze one of the lime halves over the salmon and remove the pan from the heat.
In the meantime, combine the pea shoots, watercress, coriander and mint in a bowl and squeeze the second half of the lime over the salad. Add the sesame oil and toss well to coat. Divide the salad between two bowls.
Serve the salmon and the sliced avocado with the salad and garnish the dish with the drained, quick-pickled red onions. Finish with a crumbling of feta and the toasted pumpkin seeds. Lush!
The full macro-breakdown (and allergens) can be found further down this page (keep scrolling), as well as the link to PIN THE RECIPE (for those on Pinterest). There is also a comment facility, so do let me know how you get on...
Interesting note: Of all the vegetables, watercress is the most nutrient-packed per serving!
Since olive oil is somewhat unstable when heated, I do advise you select lard to fry food. It's inexpensive and can be found in the same aisle as butter.
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Macro Details per serving
Nutritional Information per serving
Calories 547Kcal / 2288kJ
Fat 47g of which saturates 9.6g Carbohydrates 5.1g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*) of which sugars 1.7g
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