A Quick, Light and Delicious Salad Dinner

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SALMON, ORANGE AND CHICKPEA SALAD

The salmon and chickpeas are the dish’s main sources of protein, while salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to your body’s wellbeing. The orange and lemon juices are rich sources of vitamin C. In addition, the rocket and chickpeas are good sources of fiber. Rich in protein, fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants, this dish is bound to win you over!


INGREDIENTS FOR 4 SERVINGS:

  • 600 gr of salmon fillet
  • Salt, pepper
  • 1-2 oranges, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest
  • 3 tbsp of orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp of olive oil
  • 400 gr of cooked chickpeas
  • 1 handful of rocket or valerian leaves
  • 3 tablespoons small black olives
  • 1- 2 tablespoons small capers
  • A few mint leaves

PREPARATION:

1.Preheat oven to 350 F, and place the salmon in a baking dish. Brush with a little olive oil and add freshly ground pepper. Bake for 10 minutes maximum and leave the salmon to cool at room temperature, adding salt.

2.Whisk in a bowl the juice and zest from the lemon and orange with the olive oil, adding salt and pepper. Add the salmon, chickpeas, rocket, pieces of orange, olives, capers and the mint leaves and stir gently.

3.Serve in a salad platter or on a plate, maybe as an individual portion for a light lunch!

Nutritional value per serving:
Calories: 540 kcal
Carbohydrates: 25 grams
Protein: 38 grams
Lipids: 47 grams

For further questions, please contact our nutritionist or leave a comment below.

Michael A. Tzoulis
Sports Nutritionist MS.c.
Holmes Place Maroussi, Greece

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