Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL day here in oz. 70 degrees and sunny without a cloud in the sky in the middle of winter! Needless to say I was in quite a good mood, and was feeling all the summery vibes. Bri and I had planned on taking dinner for a picnic at the sunset on the beach, but when we got there it was super windy, so a picnic turned out to be a no go. This Superfood Salmon Salad was the meal I had intended for our sunset beach picnic, so instead of eating it beachside, we drove it back home and ate it out of our tupperware containers at home. Not as ideal of a location as the beach, but still an ideal dinner.
You’ve probably heard the term “superfood” but what is a superfood anyways?? There’s no exact scientific definition of what a superfood consists of, or an official list of all the superfoods in the world. But basically foods get coined as a superfood if they are rich in compounds (like fiber, fatty acids, phytochemicals, etc), they are linked to the prevention of disease and/or are believed to offer health benefits beyond its nutritional value. All good things. All reaaallll good things.
This salad is packed with superfoods! Kale, salmon, avocado, olive oil, garlic and quinoa all fit the bill to be superfoods, offering numerous health benefits and nutrients. And because it has fiber, protein, healthy fats and carbohydrates, its a glorious meal that is going to keep you satisfied and full!
For dinner we had this salad along with some toasted buttery ciabatta bread. It would also be a perfect salad to pack for lunch throughout the week, you def won’t get sick of eating this throughout the week. OR you could remove the salmon and have this as a side salad! So many options. Comment below or come say hi on instagram (@heyemilyann) what you think after trying this salad!