Grilled Salmon on a bed of Spinach pairs wonderfully, and the inclusion of tomatoes and peppers add vibrant red color and additional nutritional punch.

grilled salmon spinachPrep Time: 75 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Ready In: 90 min

Servings: 4

1 lb Salmon, cut in four fillets
¼ cup reduced-sodium Soy Sauce
¼ cup Rice Vinegar
1 tsp Mustard Powder or 1 tsp prepared Mustard
3 tbsp Orange Juice
3 tbsp Rice Vinegar
2 tbsp Honey
1 tsp Extra-virgin Olive Oil
½ tsp roasted Sesame Oil (or regular sesame oil)
2 Cloves Garlic
1 tsp Minced Fresh Ginger
Salt and freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
5 oz Baby Spinach, rinsed clean
8 Cherry Tomatoes, halved
1 Red Bell Pepper, sliced thin

Whisk together marinade ingredients to combine well. In shallow dish, coat both sides of salmon with marinade. Cover dish and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Coat grill lightly with oil to prevent sticking. Remove salmon from marinade and discard remaining marinade. Place salmon, skin side down, on medium-hot grill. Cook about 6 minutes until skin is browned and crisp. Gently turn fillets over and cook additional 2-3 minutes until desired degree of doneness. Remove and set aside.
Combine dressing ingredients in food processor or blender and pulse or blend until well combined, about 1 minute.
Arrange salad ingredients on four serving dishes. Drizzle half the dressing on salad. Place salmon on top and drizzle remaining dressing. Serve.

Tips & Notes
Few things are better or more nutritious than salmon combined with fresh spinach. You get the taste of the sea and a treat from the spring garden. This dish starts with a marinade of soy sauce, rice vinegar and mustard which infuses the fish with flavor.
The dressing has a lovely layering of flavors. Orange juice adds sweetness and acidity while honey balances the vinegar. The additions of roasted sesame oil and fresh ginger impart a subtle Asian accent. Garlic and shredded carrots add a refreshing flavor and tantalizing texture.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 270
Total Fat: 13g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Carbohydrate: 20g
Protein: 21g
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 400mg

Source: Diabetic Gourmet Magazine

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