Heart Health Nutrition

Get Out and Grill: Heart Healthy Grilled Salmon Salad

July 23, 2010


Get Out and Grill: Heart Healthy Grilled Salmon Salad

CHI Health Cardiac Dietitian Toni Kuehneman, MS, RD, LMNT has this delicious heart healthy recipe we recommend you try:

**makes two servings
Calories per serving: 280; Carbohydrates: 14 grams; Fiber: 5 grams; Protein: 27 grams; Fat: 13 grams; Saturated fat: 2 grams; Trans fat: 0; Sodium: 65 milligrams

¼ cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 Tbsp. plus 1½ tsp. white wine or cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped or 1 tsp. dried basil leaves
1½ tsp. olive oil
1 (6-8 oz) salmon filet
4 cups mixed greens, torn
¾ cup strawberries, sliced
10-12 thin cucumber slices, halved
1/8 tsp. black pepper, coarsely ground


  1. Whisk together juice concentrate, vinegar, basil & olive oil.
  2. Set aside 2 Tbsp. juice concentrate mixture to baste fish (step 4).
  3. Reserve remaining mixture to use as a salad dressing (step 7).
  4. Grill salmon until fish flakes with fork, basting frequently with 2 Tbsp. juice concentrate mixture (step 2). Cool slightly.
  5. Toss together greens, strawberries and cucumber slices. Place on two serving plates
  6. Break salmon into chunks and arrange on greens.
  7. Drizzle with reserved juice concentrate (step 3). Sprinkle with pepper as desired.

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