Grilled Salmon with
Roasted Apple & Arugula Salad


This super heart healthy meal will make your taste buds & your heart happy!  I read a study recently that said it was pointless to take omega 3 supplements.  Instead we should be filling our diet with foods rich in omega's in order to gain the most benefit from them.  I'm happy to fill my plate with this salmon because it's so tasty & filling.  

And did you know when you roast fruits in the oven, they get richer & sweeter?  The sweet, slightly crispiness of the roasted apples combines so nicely with the flaky salmon & crunchy almonds.  And BONUS, this meal only takes about 30 minutes to prepare.  Once the apples are in the oven, the salmon & the dressing are a snap to make.

You could even prep the seasonings for the fruit & the salmon, plus make the dressing, up to 3 days ahead to make it an even faster meal! {keep pre-prep in the refrigerator & bring to room temp to use}

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Grilled Salmon with
Roasted Apple & Arugula Salad


 for the salmon:
4 - 6ounce pieces of salmon with skin on
2 tablespoons  olive oi
1/2 teaspoon each: salt, pepper, dried thyme &
dried tarragon
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

for the apples:
3 granny smith apples, peeled & sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon allspice

for the salad:
1 - 5 ounce package arugula
1/3 cup sliced almonds
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon each: salt & pepper



preheat oven to 400

prepare the apples by placing in a medium size bowl & tossing them with the olive oil, mustard & allspice.  making sure each piece is covered with the mixture.  spread apples in one layer onto a rimmed baking sheet or stone {this one is my favorite} & place in the oven for 20 minutes.  allow apples to cool 5 minutes before serving.

while the apples are in the oven, in the same bowl you used for the apples {leaving any leftover seasoning from the apples in the bowl}, whisk together the olive oil & seasonings for the salmon.  place the salmon pieces the bowl & gently rub the oil & seasoingins all over both sides of the fish.

heat an indoor grill pan to medium high & place the salmon, flesh side down on the pan, cooking for about 3-4 minutes.  then gently turn the salmon & cook an additional 3-4 minutes until desired doneness.  keep salmon warm until apples are done.

combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey & salt & pepper in a small glass jar & shake well to make the dressing.

divide arugula, almonds, salmon & apples evenly among 4 plates & drizzle with dressing.

Love, Cara