Super Spinach Greek Salad with Salmon and Lemony Dressing

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Super Spinach Salad with Salmon Lemony Salad by Spinach Tiger

Raw onions made me cry in childhood. It’s not what you think.

I wasn’t peeling them or cutting them. I was being tricked to eat them.

I hated raw onion in salad and everyone knew it. Before I would stab the lettuce with my fork, I would look up and say, “is there onion?” and everyone lied. But one bite and I knew and I would cry. I cried because I hated it. I cried because they tried to trick me. Now, I’m tricking you into thinking a Greek Salad doesn’t have to have iceberg lettuce. You can play around and use these Super Spinach Greens, or kale or anything you like.

You  also won’t see any onion in this salad, but feel free to add red onion. Just don’t eat it near me. I can’t even look at someone eating raw onions in a salad. We all have our food things, don’t we?

I grew up eating Greek salad in the many Greek owned restaurants in Pennsylvania. My favorite version came from Zorba’s. It had lots of feta cheese, Greek olives and lemony dressing. This is not that salad, but it’s inspired by it and it is that lemony dressing.

Super Spinach Greek Salad

I replaced the feta cheese with chopped fennel, but feel free to put that feta cheese right back in. I don’t blame you one bit. Feta is one of my favorites. Just buy a whole marinated block of sheep’s feta, not the already crumbled tasteless kind. If you’re going to eat cheese, eat good cheese.

I threw a pan fried piece of salmon which loves that lemony dressing and I gave you plenty of olives.

The greens in this salad are something very unique. This is called Super Spinach by Organic Girl. It’s baby spinach, bok choy and baby kale. I saw it a Whole Food’s on sale and any word with “super” intrigues me. What’s nice about this set of greens is that it takes a dressing very well. In other words, you don’t need a lot of dressing, so use sparingly at first.

Super Spinach Greek Salad with Salmon by Spinach Tiger

I’ll keep the healthy coming. Don’t miss this week’s Winter kale salad and one year ago this amazing salad containing grapefruit and avocado, or this cara cara fennel salad, all in season.

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5 from 2 votes

Super Spinach Greek Salad with Salmon and Lemony Dressing

Super Spinach Salad, brightened by lemony vinaigrette, pan seared salmon, Greek inspired with kalamata olives, tomatoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Angela Roberts

Ingredients

  • 1 package super spinach salad by Organic Girl or 4 large handfuls of any Spinach Greens
  • 2 pieces of salmon 6 ounces each, approx.
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 to mato cut into one inch pieces or cubed
  • 1/4 cup diced fresh fennel or feta cheese
  • kalamata olives
  • red onion optional
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 lemon for juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in small frying pan on medium heat.
  • Oil is ready when a drop of water sizzles.
  • Place salmon in pan skin side up.
  • Cook for 5 minutes or until the salmon easily moves in pan.
  • Turn over and cook for 2-3 minutes until skin is crispy.
  • Toss greens with just enough dressing to coat.
  • Top with tomatoes, fennel, olives (and optional feta cheese and onion).
  • Top with salmon.

Lemon Vinaigrette Instructions

  • Mix mustard with vinegar until incorporated.
  • Add lemon juice.
  • Add olive oil until emulsified.
  • Season salad with salt and pepper, oregano.

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    We are salad nuts! Every meal seems to have some type of salad included. I am so thankful my little ones are willing to try different things. Your spinach greek salad would be a hit at our house.

  2. Nice salad, I like the addition of the fennel. I’d probably add feta…just because it’s Greek. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    We love our salads and have one at dinner every night. This would be a welcome change to the ones we’ve been having and the Feta cheese is the icing on the cake on the right touch to the salad. I’m pinning and saving. Have a fabulous weekend.

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