Salmon Caesar Salad -30min Thermomix Recipe
You will never order Caesar Salad at a cafe after making this super decadent, Salmon Caesar Salad. The flavours work perfectly together and this healthy meal can be on the table in 3o minutes.
I’m sure readers have indulged in many chicken caesar salads in their lifetime but salmon takes the salad to the next level in nutrition and flavour. The Thermomix is ideal for steaming salmon as the result is a moist delicate fillet which can be flaked over the salad.
Using the Thermomix means the eggs can be boiled at the same time in the internal steaming basket. This leaves you time to fry off some bacon and plate up the lettuce, cucumber and onion. It couldn’t be a more simple dish.
I like to freshly grate my parmesan cheese because the flavour is more pungent in the salad. If you’re grating the parmesan in the Thermomix do this before you steam the salmon, you don’t even need to wash the bowl afterwards.
If you’re short on time and want to ensure that dinners on the table in under 30 minutes purchase a good quality caesar salad dressing.
I’ve perfected an amazing homemade caesar dressing so I’m now completely spoiled and can’t bring myself to buy dressing anymore. My Caesar dressing only takes 5 minutes to make! The recipe has been added to the website, the link is above. I’d love you to try making it, it will blow your mind!
“Health guidelines suggested that we should be eating fish two or three times per a week. “
Why We Should We Eat More Salmon
- Salmon is considered a super food because it’s a nutrient dense and diverse food
- it’s a source of high-quality protein – 25gm per 100gm
- contains selenium – protects the body against free radicals, healthy hair, skin and nails
- good source of b12
- good source of Omega 3 fatty acids – aids healthy brain, heart & joint function
- one of the few food products to contain vitamin D – sunshine is another source
Salmon Caesar Salad Shortcuts
I love making everything from scratch but sometimes I just don’t have the time! Here are 4 shopping guide shortcuts that will help get this dish on the table faster. Choose to use one or more of these ideas if you’re running short of time.
- purchase grated parmesan cheese
- buy readymade caesar dressing
- substitute prepared, hot smoked salmon – available as fillets
- buy pre-chopped salad leaves in a bag
You may have noticed that I don’t include croutons in my Salmon Caesar salad. I find adding bread to salads counter-intuitive and heavy. When I feel like a salad I’m usually looking for a light, healthy meal. I’m also aware that many people are eating a lower carb diet and whilst I don’t follow the LCHF or Keto way of eating I’ve noticed that my diet has always been naturally low in carbs.
If you would like to include croutons in this salad my favourite cheat is to buy a good quality garlic bread loaf and chop it into croutons then bake it in the oven. YUM!
*Note: If you’re following a low carb diet don’t include croutons!
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Salmon Caesar salad is a 30min decadent weeknight meal - The flavours work perfectly for a healthy LCHF or Keto meal, it's heart smart and leftovers make the perfect packed lunch.
- 80 g parmesan cheese reduce or omit for LCHF
- 1000 g hot tap water
- 4 eggs
- 350 g salmon fillet
- 200 g bacon diced
- 2 baby cos lettuce cut into wedges
- 300 g Lebanese cucumber sliced
- 60 g red onion diced finely
- 100 g caesar salad dressing
Place the cheese in the TM bowl. Grate 3 sec/Speed 9.
Reserve in a small bowl for later.
Add the internal basket to the TM bowl with the eggs inside.
Add hot tap water to TM bowl. Place the lid on top (MC OUT).
Layer the Varoma tray on the TM bowl lid. Place the salmon fillets in the Varoma ensuring that some steaming holes are visible. Steam 17min/Varoma/Speed 2.
Meanwhile, dry fry the bacon over a medium heat until crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Reserve.
On a large serving platter add chopped lettuce, sliced cucumber and diced onion.
Arrange the bacon and half the cheese over the greens.
Peel the boiled eggs under cold water to prevent burns and slice the eggs over the salad.
Flake the salmon over the salad and add the remainder of the cheese.
Serve the dressing on the side.
If baby cos lettuce isn't available regular cos or Romaine lettuce can be substituted.
Leftovers can be refrigerated and made into a packed lunch. Just ensure the dressing is kept in a jar and added when serving.
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Happy Cooking xx