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sizzling salmon and spinach salad
Pan-seared salmon seasoned with sesame, soy sauce, and garlic, served over spinach salad.
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Servings 4 servings
Cuisine Mediterranean

Equipment

  • Non-stick pan

Ingredients
  

Dressing

  • 3 tbsp thinly sliced green onions
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds toasted
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • ½ tsp chile paste with garlic or ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove

Salad

  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil divided
  • 8 oz thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup green onions thinly sliced (white and a little green)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels thawed
  • 4 salmon filets 6 oz each
  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 red pepper sliced

Instructions
 

Dressing

  • To prepare dressing, combine all ingredients in a mason jar and shake.

Salmon

  • Pat salmon dry with a paper towel. Drizzle salmon with sesame oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a tablespoon or two of the oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Once the oil starts to glisten, place salmon flesh-side down in the pan (it should sizzle when placed in the pan). Let the salmon sear for 3 minutes and then flip over and continue to cook 3-4 minutes or until desired doneness. Set aside.

Salad

  • To prepare salad, heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sliced mushrooms and green onions. Sauté until tender about 5 minutes. Minutes. Remove from heat, stir in corn.
  • Place 2 cups spinach on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with 1/4 cup bean sprouts, 1/4 red bell pepper, 1/2 cup mushroom mixture, and 1 fillet. Drizzle dressing over each salad. Enjoy!
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