Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sesame Salmon Salad & Weekend Fun

Since I stopped eating wheat (well, mostly; I don’t worry about very small amounts since my sensitivity isn’t that severe), I sometimes miss certain foods. The other day, I thought about Chinese chicken salad and the crunchy noodles it is often topped with. I knew I couldn’t have the noodles, and I didn’t feel like cooking some chicken for the salad. Instead, I used what I had on hand, which was some teriyaki smoked salmon from the farmers’ market. I played around with my favorite avocado dressing and used a little bit of sesame oil instead of olive oil. I also added plenty of sesame seeds to the salad for a slight crunch. The salad turned out delicious and totally satisfied my Chinese Chicken Salad craving.

Sesame Salmon Salad
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 2 tsps sesame oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 packet stevia
  • Sesame seeds to taste
  • Teriyaki smoked salmon (I buy a smoked salmon filet at the farmers’ market)
  1. Smash the avocado in the bottom of a salad bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice, sesame oil, salt, pepper, and stevia and mix well.
  3. Mix the dressing with the lettuce.
  4. Once the salad is dressed, sprinkle it with sesame seeds.
  5. Top with smoked salmon.

We had a nice weekend. On Saturday, we went to a Cherry Blossom Festival, where the kid got to go on a pony ride and a big slide.

On Sunday, there was lots of bouncy house and Piñata fun at a birthday party.


Questions: What’s your favorite salad at the moment? What was the highlight of your weekend?
Be well,