Smoked Salmon & White Bean Salad

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I have been on a quest for some lunches that are low calories, satisfying and delicious – not an easy task!  I read about the great value of salmon in our diet (high in omega 3 fatty acids, high in vitamin B12 and D,  less risk of contaminants, low calorie, and the list goes on).  Well, all this led me to purchase a package of salmon.  Now, what to do that is different?  Here is one of two ideas I put together.   The first:

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What you need:

  • 1 cup smoked salmon (not lox) – about 4 oz., cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 4 Tablespoons shredded parmesan (not the stuff in the can)
  • 1 14-oz can cannellini beans (white beans)
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 cups torn red leaf lettuce leaves
  • Balsamic reduction (see recipe below)

How to Do it:

Mix the first 6 ingredients together, cover and refrigerate overnight.

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To serve, place shredded lettuce on a plate.  Top with ¼ of the bean mixture.  Sprinkle balsamic reduction across the top – serve.

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Serves 4

 

Balsamic Reduction:

Simmer 1 cup of balsamic vinegar with 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, stirring constantly.  Continue simmer for about 5 minutes or until it becomes a thick syrup.  Allow to cool and store in the refrigerator.

Use on salads, chicken, fish and more!  I even like it on strawberries.

I double this recipe and put it in one of those plastic squeeze bears that honey comes in.  It’s in my refrigerator all the time.

 

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5 Responses to Smoked Salmon & White Bean Salad

  1. I’ve been planning on smoking my own salmon, toying with a cold smoke or a hot smoke. Either way, this salad would be a great accompaniment to it so I’m saving this for when I’m brave enough to get smoking! 🙂

    • HelenFern says:

      My husband has done both cold and hot smoked – hot you have to watch carefully. For this recipe, I bought the salmon already smoked. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Winnie says:

    It’s a very beautiful and elegant(!) dish!
    Personally I don’t eat fish, but my husband would looooooooove it 🙂

  3. Mmmm, we love salmon around here! Thanks for joining us at #FridayFrivolity this week!

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