October 12th, 2011 by Digestive Detective
Toss roasted vegetables and salmon with a flavor-packed vinaigrette to serve on top of greens for a hearty dinner salad. This dish provides 7 g of fiber which has been shown to stabilize blood sugar levels (key for preventing diabetes), and also features beets which are a great source of the antioxidant lipoic acid. Recent research from Boston University shows that lipoic acid can be helpful in healing nerve damage in people with diabetes.
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 6 cups cubed (1/2-inch) peeled root vegetables, such as potatoes, turnips, carrots and beets
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
- 1 teaspoon minced anchovy fillet or paste
- 8 cups mixed salad greens
- 2 6- to 7-ounce cans boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon, drained and flaked
- 2 scallions, sliced
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Toss root vegetables in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- Spread in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet.
- Roast for 15 minutes.
- Stir and continue roasting until soft and golden brown in spots, 13 to 15 minutes more.
- Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, anchovy and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each pepper and salt in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the dressing in small bowl.
- Add the salad greens to the large bowl and toss to combine; divide among 4 dinner plates.
- When the vegetables are done, transfer them to the large bowl and gently combine with the reserved dressing, salmon and scallions.
- Top the greens with the salmon and vegetables.
Tips & Notes
- Make Ahead Tip: Prepare the dressing (Step 3), cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day.
Per serving: 314 calories; 12 g fat ( 2 g sat, 8 g mono ); 24 mg cholesterol; 32 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 21 g protein; 7 g fiber; 708 mg sodium; 1010 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (65% daily value), Vitamin A (60% dv), Folate (53% dv), Potassium (29% dv), Magnesium (24% dv), Iron (22% dv), source of omega-3s.