Keto Salmon Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
We love a good recipe that combines a lot of different flavors, blending them perfectly together to make something new and exciting. This is just that kind of recipe. Each ingredient has been carefully chosen to bring a new level of taste to the salad, taking a simple dish like a lunchtime salad and really creating a meal that you are going to look forward to all day. Take a look at some of the most important flavors that go into this big bowl.
Smoked salmon is probably the first ingredient that really stands out. Smoked salmon is a wonderful addition to any keto diet as it has lots of beneficial fats along with healthy protein. We also love it because it is super easy to use- it is already cooked and ready to eat! Smoked salmon is made using almost any part of the fish which is then brined with a salt and spice mixture and slowly smoked in a box for a few hours or up to a few days. That long cooking time gives the fish an amazing flavor that you really can’t find anywhere else. Try smoked salmon that is made with all different seasonings and different brands to find one that you love- a good salmon is key to this recipe.
Avocado adds a creamy texture to the salad along with a lot of healthy fats, something every keto dieter looks for! Since avocado is fairly neutral in taste, it has been added to this recipe more for texture and nutrition. Be sure to choose a nice ripe avocado that will have a dark skin and give slightly when you squeeze it.
We like using arugula in this salad since it has a delicious, peppery bite to it. The arugula leaves pair well with the smoky taste of the salmon and they are also a nice match for the sweet homemade dressing. Arugula is primarily in season in the spring and summer which is a wonderful time to enjoy this fresh salad- the raspberries in the dressing are in season at the same time!
Speaking of the dressing for this salad, we have created a light, sweet raspberry dressing that truly makes this meal complete. The smoky taste of the salmon and the peppery arugula need something slightly sweet to balance out their power. Raspberry dressing is the answer! It is tangy and sugary without all the carbs that are typically in bottled dressing mixes. In fact, you will want to keep this recipe on hand as you will likely want to have the dressing on all different kinds of salads.
Pair all of these flavorful, powerful, and keto-approved ingredients together and you will have something amazing. Get excited about lunchtime as it just got a whole new makeover! Enjoy.
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