Chili Lime Salmon Fajita Salad

Chili Lime Salmon Fajita Salad

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Course: Dinner, Main Course, Salad
Prep Time: 15minutes
Cook Time: 30minutes
Total Time: 45minutes
Servings: 4Servings

Ingredients

Salmon

  • 1 pound Skin on salmon
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil divided
  • 1 tsp Chile powder
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 Limes zested
  • pinch of Salt and pepper
  • 1 Red pepper sliced

Salads

  • 8 cups Spring greens mix chopped
  • 1 small Jalapeno seeded + chopped
  • 1-2 Avocados sliced for topping
  • 2 tbsp Fresh cilantro chopped for topping

Simple Lime Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Fresh lime juice about 2 limes
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro chopped (or more to your liking)
  • 1/2 tsp Chili powder salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine the olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, chili powder, and salt and pepper. Whisk to combine, taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Set aside.
  • In a large salad bowl add the lettuce, jalapeño and black beans. Drizzle with the juice of half a lime (only do this if eating right away). Toss well and set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine the chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, lime zest and a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Place the salmon on a plate and rub with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the salmon and gently rub it into the salmon.
  • Heat a medium size skillet over medium-high heat add a tablespoon of olive oil and once hot, add the red pepper slices and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir fry the peppers for 4-5 minutes. Remove the peppers from the pan.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add another tablespoon of olive oil and add the salmon, skin side facing up. Sear the salmon for 3-4 minutes and then flip and continue cooking for another 4-5 minutes or until the salmon reaches your desired doneness.
  • Cut the salmon into 4-6 pieces or chop into bites.

Assemble

  • add the red peppers to the salad bowl and toss.
  • Divide the salad among plates or bowls. Top each bowl with a piece of salmon. Add a few slices of avocado and drizzle with the dressing. Garnish with more cilantro.