Grilled Salmon with Orzo, Feta, and Red Wine Vinaigrette
Grilled Salmon with Orzo, Feta, and Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 50 min
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  • Summary

    Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to lower cholesterol, and it is about as healthy as fish can get. But that is really a side benefit to this great-tasting main-course salad. It fits into the Motivating Mondays scenario, but I would happily serve it any day of the week and for any occasion. The warm orzo salad, with crunchy pine nuts, fresh basil, tender spinach, and tangy feta, is also good on its own. The salmon can also be cooked in a ridged grill pan.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups orzo
    • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
    • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 3 cups not packed)
    • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half
    • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted (see Kitchen Note)
    • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
    • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 ounces)
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, for garnish
    • Four 5-ounce skinless salmon fillets
    • Olive oil, for coating the fish

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1205 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 41 g 62.6%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 44.29%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 50 mg 16.71%
    • Sodium: 757 mg 31.55%
    • Calcium: 406 mg 40.61%
    • Potassium: 932 mg 26.62%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 5 mg 28.21%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 188 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 8 g 33.4%
    • Sugar: 163 g
    • Protein: 25 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 35.95%
    • Vitamin C 19.15%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit1
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs11
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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