Superfood Salad with Pan-Seared Salmon


1 salmon fillet, pin bones and skin removed

1 1⁄2 cups kale, chopped

1⁄2 cup cooked quinoa

1⁄2 of an avocado, chopped

1⁄4 cup pomegranate arils

For the Honey Mustard Vinaigrette: 1 garlic clove

1 tablespoon dijon mustard

1 tablespoon honey (or to taste)

3 tablespoons vinegar

1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper to taste


Season the salmon filet with salt and pepper. In a saute pan over medium-high heat, pan-sear the salm- on until golden and cooked to your liking (I like mine medium, which only took 2-3 minutes per side). Set aside and allow to rest. Add the dressing ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth and emulsified, about 30 sec- onds. Set aside. Add the kale to a bowl and massage it with your fingers firmly for 30 seconds to tenderize. Stir in the cooked quinoa. Drizzle the kale and quinoa with half of the dressing and toss to combine. Top the dressed kale and quinoa with the chopped avocado, parmesan (If you want) and salmon filet. Sprinkle with the pomegranate arils and drizzle everything with the remaining dressing. Serve.

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