In the meanwhile we eat often at home (unless someone wants to take us out to eat) :) We usually have fish at least once a week, when I make salmon It's nice to make a little extra for bento box lunch. This recipe is a good way to use up those leftovers, and make for a nice healthy lunch. I used some left over salmon and saffron rice, added edemame because that is something I always have in the freezer, you can add what you like and have on hand.
Salmon and Rice Salad
2 olive oil (I used a garlic parmesan olive oil)
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 or 2 tablespoon lemon juice (fresh)
1 teaspoon dill (I used dried)
1/2 teaspoon garlic ginger paste
1 cup brown rice
1/2 cup or more cooked fresh salmon
1/2 teaspoon capers (rinsed)
1 carrot (shredded)
1/4 cup edamame (cooked and cooled)
sprinkle of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
In a small bowl whisk together the first 5 ingredients until smooth. In a larger bowl add the remaining ingredients and mix well, pour the dressing over the top and mix to coat everything. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper.
Now if you have some other ingredients that you would like to add of course feel free, and if you like more dressing increase the amount! As a matter of fact all the amounts are adjustable!
I was first going to make it Thai inspired with fish sauce and red chili pepper, but since the salmon was cooked with dijon I decided to go that way with the dill and dijon.
The rice, salmon and veggies never looked so good. ;) and a little different from my regular fried rice I would normally do with leftover rice.
A parent of a student I was taking care of in the clinic gave me this bottle of olive oil from the store that she runs. I was thrilled when she brought this in to me when she came to pick up her sick child. That was so nice and unexpected of her. She is Indian and we always talk of Indian food and recipes when she comes in...so I think she knew I would appreciate the oil.
My husband doesn't care for cold salmon so I guess there is more for me! Unless someone cares to come over and join me by the pool for some lunch? Who knows what I'll put in it next time!
that is beautiful! looks so springy and fresh! sounds delish too. :)ReplyDelete
yes, a perfect way to eat salmon in the spring :)Delete
I will take the cold salmon that your husband won't take. Loos delicious, Lyndsey. I love the idea of adding freshly cooked salmon into salad with rice. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
It is surprisingly good...cold salmon into a salad that is.Delete
This post made me realized that I never had "rice salad"... Let me think... I am pretty sure I haven't tried, or maybe could be once or twice...but don't remember!! But your salmon rice salad looks so yummy! It has carbs, veggies, and fish....and it's salad! How great is that! Great recipe Lyndsey!ReplyDelete
I don't eat a rice salad too often, usually I like to use quinoa for salads I like quinoa better cold than hot. Rice is good any way you want to eat it IMO!Delete
Lydnsey, I want to come over! Please reserve this rice salad for me when you're going to cook again! I love salmon and this is definitely very healthy.ReplyDelete
Sure Ann I'll have it waiting for you...bring dessert please! :)Delete
I am SO craving both salmon and salad now! This sounds so delicious!ReplyDelete
Joanne you make me smile! :DDelete
I never had rice salad before, please reserve some for me please..wish to try out ..ReplyDelete
Ok, I'll have the vegetables and salmon but not the rice lol!ReplyDelete
Sure, you got it! :DDelete
I love salmon and this look nice with salads!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Gloria, if you bring dessert I'll open the wine and serve the salad.Delete
By the pool for lunch sounds like an awesome idea! There are a lot of cold salads popping up with salmon recently. However, yours is very unique in the fact it includes rice, I like that addition. Your plating does look amazing-well worth a try! Creative and delicious-well done!ReplyDelete
Thanks Tina, and you can bring one of the other cold salmon salads you've seen, because it seems we are going to have more people join us by the pool for lunch!!Delete
The thought of eating this delicious salad by the pool makes me extremely happy! I'll meet you and Gloria there!ReplyDelete
So happy you could join us, and so happy it makes you happy...you can bring and appetizer. Yum, can't wait! :)Delete
I love this amazingly healthy and vital salad, must give it a try soon, dear Lynds...happt happy Friday and weekend, pal!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Jenn, so glad you could stop by. Enjoy your weekend! See you soon!Delete
Sound like a fabulous lunch by the pool, Lyndsey. I love cold rice salads with seafood, or chicken!ReplyDelete
What a creative choice to use leftover salmon for a yummy salad. It's nice the way you followed with the original ingredients...I don't think the Thai version would have worked either...not with mustard, anyway!
Loved your post, and photos, as well!
I will have to try some more cold rice salads, they work for bento lunches. Elisabeth thanks for your comments! Have a great weekend...looks like it will be a hot one.Delete
What a lovely salad. It looks beautiful and sounds delicious. I love to visit here. I never leave empty handed and always have a tip or recipe to take back to my own kitchen. This is another case in point. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...MaryReplyDelete
Mary that was so nice of you to say, thank you. I always appreciate your comments and any suggestions! I am glad you like it here.Delete
Have a great weekend!
Cold or warm, I love salmon. The rice dish looks fabulous.ReplyDelete
Thanks Angie, it was good cold!Delete
It looks delicious. I have a feeling my family would really love it.ReplyDelete
I've never had rice salad...It looks really good...I'd love to eat some out by the pool:)ReplyDelete
this sounds good, i think i would enjoy eating this very much!ReplyDelete
Your recipes are the best Lyndsey; that is why I love to visit you; I will pin this on my Must Make this Recipe Board.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful salad, so refreshing and spring like :)ReplyDelete