The elements in this salad make a great appetizer, too. Just top a crostini with a little spinach, a bite of grilled salmon, and a drizzle of the vinaigrette.Andrea's wine pick: Go with a snappy, citrusy Aussie Chardonnay to complement the vinaigrette and stand up to the salmon: Lindemans Bin 65 Chardonnay 2004 ($7.99) is just right for this salad.

Michael Chiarello
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pour the citrus juices into a bowl, and add the minced shallots. Slowly whisk in 1 1/2 cups olive oil to form a smooth emulsion. Add the citrus zest and honey, and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. (This makes about 2 1/2 cups of vinaigrette; it can be refrigerated, tightly covered, for up to 2 weeks.)

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  • Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.

  • While the pan is heating, make the salad: In a large bowl, combine the spinach, tomatoes, and corn. Drizzle 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette over the salad to dress the vegetables lightly, and toss well. Arrange the salad on a platter or individual plates, and set aside.

  • Lightly coat the salmon on both sides with an olive oil mister (or drizzle olive oil on it); season with salt and pepper. Place on the hot grill pan; grill, turning once, until golden brown on both sides and medium-rare in the center, about 8 minutes.

  • Remove salmon fillets from the pan, and place them on top of the salad, or divide among individual salads. Sprinkle chives on top. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; fat 18g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 6g; protein 41g; carbohydrates 13g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 107mg; iron 3mg; sodium 237mg; calcium 47mg.