5 from 1 vote
seared salmon salad
Seared Salmon Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

A light and hearty seared salmon salad for dinner with a southwestern twist, from the red onions, black beans, and creamy avocado cilantro dressing. Gluten Free and Dairy Free

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, gluten free, Healthy
Servings: 4
Calories: 179 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
Ingredients
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 2-4 salmon steaks 1 and 1/2 pounds total
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • For the dressing:
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
Instructions
  1. Heat oil over medium heat. Wash and dry salmon steaks and sprinkle with salt to taste, cumin and smoked paprika on both sides, rubbing the spices in.
  2. Once oil is hot (but not yet smoking) add the salmon steaks and cook until browned on each side (5-6 minutes).
  3. In a food processor combine the dressing ingredients, avocado, coconut milk, water, cilantro, garlic, salt, and lime juice. Process until smooth.
  4. In a large bowl toss romaine with red onions,black beans and dressing.
  5. Top with salmon.