Saturday, July 7, 2012

Mediterranean salmon salad

O.M.G I can not believe I've been M.I.A for so long!!!!!! And I don't even have a good excuse beside been too lazy to upload pictures for the recipes and take the time to type the recipe...But at last here I am.

Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite summer salad. This Mediterranean salmon salad is packed with flavors and so delicious it became one of my family's favorite dish, if you don't count my daughter picking at the veggies to catch only the salmon and pasta!!!

The first step is to make the recipe for  the dressing. Make it about an hour before dinner so the flavors have time to blend. You will need,

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • Whisk all ingredients together and mix into salad just before serving
    Then preheat the broiler and sprinkle the salmon with salt, pepper, & oregano. Place under broiler for 10-15 minutes, or until center is cooked.

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta and place in a deep casserole dish. Pour 1/4 cup of dressing over pasta and gently toss.

    Chopped up the onion, peppers, artichokes, olives & crumble the feta.

    Add to the cooked orzo,

    to it add the arugula (love, love, love arugula!!!)...

    and the salmon flaked using two forks,

    & serve with dressing on the side

    See nothing to it and worth the little effort put into it!!!! Hope you'll enjoy this delicious recipe with your family and friends.

    Ingredients :

  • 3/4 lb salmon filet
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers (chopped)
  • 1/4 chopped red onions
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta
  • 1 14oz can artichoke hearts (quartered)
  • 2 cups arugula

  • Dressing (see above)