Poached Salmon and Watercress Salad with Dill-Yogurt Dressing
- 1 celery stalk, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 bunch scallions, greens sliced into 1/2-inch pieces, whites left whole, divided
- 1 lemon, halved: cut half into slices, zest and juice remaining half (1/2 teaspoon zest, 1 tablespoon juice), divided
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets, skinned (about 2 inches thick)
- 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill plus 1/2 cup fronds, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh horseradish
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 bunches watercress, thick stems removed (about 8 cups)
- 1 cup sugar snap peas, thinly sliced crosswise (3 ounces)
- 1 small bunch radishes, sliced (1 1/2 cups)
1. Fill a high-sided skillet or large pot with 6 cups water; add celery, scallion whites, and lemon slices to pot. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat; cover, reduce heat, and simmer. Cook until fragrant (8-10 minutes). Add salmon (water should just cover fillets) to pot; cover and gently simmer until fish is opaque (5-8 minutes). With tongs or a fish spatula, remove salmon from broth; set aside on a cutting board to cool.
2. While fish is poaching, make the dressing: In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, chopped dill, horseradish, lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, whisking well. Arrange watercress, snap peas, radishes, and dill fronds on 4 plates; top with salmon, and sprinkle with scallion greens. Drizzle with dressing; serve.
- Prep Time:
- Cook Time: This simple salad is a delicious choice for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The salmon and dill-yogurt dressing pair perfectly together.
- Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups salad, 6 ounces salmon, and 2 tablespoons dressing)
|Calories per serving:||357|
|Fat per serving:||16g|
|Saturated fat per serving:||3g|
|Monounsaturated fat per serving:||7g|
|Polyunsaturated fat per serving:||5g|
|Protein per serving:||43g|
|Carbohydrate per serving:||9g|
|Fiber per serving:||3g|
|Cholesterol per serving:||109mg|
|Iron per serving:||3mg|
|Sodium per serving:||432mg|
|Calcium per serving:||206mg|
Good to Know
Nutritional powerhouse salmon is rich in protein, heart-helping omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D. This salad is light and refreshing, and doesn’t skimp on zesty flavor.