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!


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!



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