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!
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!