First Meal out of the Garden

lettuce from garden and herbs

After a weekend away and some indulgence in a few vacation treats, I was craving a nice homemade healthy meal.  While the majority of my garden is still growing, lettuce and herbs are ready to enjoy.  I pulled some freckled romaine, buttercrunch lettuce, garlic chives, cilantro, basil, oregano, and dill.  Now since we were away all weekend, I was low on fresh veggies but luckily I had some tomato in the fridge and some wild Alaskan salmon in the freezer to bake.  Ordinarily, I would add some cucumber and avocado to the salad, but this was a quick last minute meal and it served the purpose.   And I was just excited to have something edible from the garden!

Have you been introduced to a Misto yet? The Misto allows you to convert your cooking oil of choice into a spray!  Store bought cooking sprays have a nasty ingredient in them, propellent, a flammable gas!  With the Misto, you have one ingredient!  You can get them off amazon for about $10. A Misto is another great way to control calorie content in meals.  As you probably know, olive oil has many amazing benefits and it is considered a healthy fat but can pack 120 calories per TBS-yikes!

MISTO

So to begin this easy meal, drizzle about one TBSP of olive oil on top of your salmon.  Sprinkle salmon with some organic chili powder.  Top with some minced garlic.  I am feeling a little under the weather right now and because garlic is a natural antibiotic, I wanted to be sure to include it in my meal.  Preheat oven to 425, spray a few sprays of your misto on a cooking sheet and bake your salmon for about 15 minutes.  When salmon flakes off easily with a fork, it is done.

Meanwhile, wash and chop lettuce and herbs.  Mix together.  You can decide how many herbs you would like in your salad and the rest can be placed in a zip loc bag and placed in freezer for future use.  If there is any remaining lettuce, put in a Tupperware container and add a paper towel to absorb moisture and prolong freshness.

After preparing the salad, put baked salmon on top with a little dill.  Finish it off with your favorite dressing.  I prefer some organic basalmic vinegar.  Enjoy!

Salad

 

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