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August 09, 2017

We’re suckers for salmon, whether it’s atop our go-to grain bowl or as the foundation for a better-for-you burger. The fatty fish packs important nutrients like vitamin D, heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. 

What’s more, salmon is hearty enough that it satisfies. Even when it’s paired with the simplest ingredients, the flavorful fish keeps us feeling full. That’s just one of the reasons we love the recipe in this video. 

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This superfood salad pairs canned salmon with fresh ingredients like iron-rich baby spinach, mushrooms, and carrots. We also add asparagus to the mix, which is high in vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6. Asparagus is also thought to help with weight loss, thanks to its high fiber content. 

Even better, the salad comes together in just four simple steps, so it’s perfect for those days when you need to pack lunch in a flash (a.k.a. every day). Follow the recipe to make a single serving, or double up the ingredients to knock out tomorrow’s lunch, too. 

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Sauteéing the asparagus and mushrooms is the only cooking required. You can also whisk up a simple vinaigrette to top it all off. For our dressing, we mix tangy rice vinegar with honey, salt, and cucumbers to deliver a fresh finish. Add a dash of sesame seeds at the end for an extra hit of flavor and a subtle crunch. 

Together, the salmon, asparagus, and spinach outshine your standard sad desk lunch. Watch the video to learn how to make this winning combo jam-packed with the vitamins and minerals your body needs.