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Citrus Salmon Salad with Superfood Crunch

Formulated especially for brain health in mind! And a follow from my previous Blog Post 'Mindful Eating for the Fast-Paced World!'


It is a well-balanced combination of proteins, healthy fats, fibre, and a variety of vitamins and minerals. This balance is essential for supporting overall health, including brain function. A diet rich in diverse nutrients can contribute to better cognitive function and emotional well-being. But also the act of preparing a wholesome meal can be a form of mindfulness in itself. The process of washing, chopping, and assembling the ingredients can help you focus on the present moment and bring a sense of calm. By engaging your senses during the cooking process, you're creating a sensory experience that can help alleviate stress.


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Recipe

For 2 people.


Ingredients:

- 2 salmon fillets

- 1 tablespoon olive oil

- Salt and pepper to taste

- Mixed salad greens (spinach, arugula, or your favourite greens)

- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

- 1/2 cucumber, sliced

- 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

- 1/4 cup blueberries

- 2 tablespoons flaxseeds

- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts

- 1/4 cup orange segments (mandarin or regular oranges work well)

- 1/4 cup kiwi slices

- Fresh lemon or lime wedges for garnish


For the Dressing:

- 2 tablespoons olive oil

- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice

- 1 teaspoon honey

- Salt and pepper to taste


Instructions:

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle olive oil over the salmon and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.


2. While the salmon is baking, prepare the salad. In a large salad bowl, toss the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, blueberries, flaxseeds, and chopped walnuts.


3. To make the dressing, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, freshly squeezed orange juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until well combined.


4. Once the salmon is done baking, let it cool for a minute, then flake it into bite-sized pieces and add it to the salad.


5. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss everything together until well coated.


6. Top the salad with orange segments and kiwi slices for an extra burst of vitamin C and a touch of sweetness.


7. Serve the Citrus Salmon Salad with Superfood Crunch on a plate, and garnish with fresh lemon or lime wedges for an added citrusy zing.


Enjoy your delicious and nutrient-packed Citrus Salmon Salad with Superfood Crunch.

Feel free to customise the salad with any other ingredients you enjoy or find suitable.


I hope you enjoy the recipe and let me know how you found it. You could even send me a picture of the dish or tag me in your social too, if you're posting it there. I'd love to see your creation.


Love as Always, Lei x




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