Salmon salad with orange-honey vinaigrette

Did you know that eating salmon and food rich in omega-3 on 31 December brings you health in the New Year?

Me neither… I’ve just invented it   😀 😀

But as we follow other traditions like eating grapes (in Spain) or lentils (in Italy) and wearing red underwear… why not to finish the year eating something healthy, tasty and nutritious with good omega-3 oils?

Our body cannot produce omega-3 so we can get it only from food.

And this oil is important because it:

– Dilutes the saturated fat and cholesterol, so it “cleans” our arteries.

– Protects our heart.

– Helps to keep our cognitive sense (memory).

– Prevents joint and rheumatic diseases.

– Protects us from osteoporosis, as not only calcium but omega-3 is necessary for the good health and density of our bones.

We find omega-3 in oily fish such as salmon, tuna, sardine… and also in avocado, nuts, flax and chia seeds….

For 4 persons:

mixed green leaves: watercress, lettuce, rocket…

1 avocado

½ fennel

1 leaf of nori Seaweed (or a mix of seaweed for salads)

Smoked salmon

6 quail eggs (or 3 chicken eggs)

Fresh cheese (Ricotta or goat cheese)

For the vinaigrette:

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 orange

Zest of 1 orange

1 tablespoon of honey

Black pepper, dill

(Do not add salt, because seaweed and salmon has a salty taste)

……

Put in a jar the ingredients for the vinaigrette, close it and shake it, so the dressing will be well mixed.

Peel the avocado and cut it in dices.

Cut the salmon in thin slices.

Cut the fennel as thin as possible (with a mandolin).

Cut the seaweed in thin strips.

Boil the eggs for 3 minutes, leave them to cool and peel them. (If they are chicken eggs, boil for 8 min.)

Put in a big salad bowl: the green leaves, avocado dices, fennel and seaweed strips and vinaigrette. This will be the “bed” of our salad. Mix it very well so the salad will be well dressed.

Serve on each plate the salad. Put some salmon slices, bits of cheese and eggs cut in half on top. Sprinkle some more orange zest and dill.

Ready to eat!

I wish you a happy and “fit” New Year!!!

 eatwell&livefit

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