Meal
11

Orzo & Salmon Salad

Directions20 minutes
Cook time15 minutes
Makes8 servings

Directions

In a shallow dish, combine the marinade ingredients. Add the salmon and coat well. Set aside.

In a large saucepan, cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente, as per the instructions on the package. Drain and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix the vinaigrette ingredients. Set aside.

In a large nonstick frying pan, brown the salmon in the oil on medium heat for about 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.

Break the salmon into flakes using a fork.

Combine the orzo, salmon, tomatoes, basil, and vinaigrette.

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) maple syrup
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) balsamic vinegar
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) old-style mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Vinaigrette

  • 45 ml (3 tbsp.) olive oil
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) old-style mustard
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) balsamic vinegar
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) maple syrup

Salad

  • 300 g orzo
  • 400 g fillet of wild Pacific salmon, skinless
  • 10 ml (2 tsp.) canola oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 250 ml (1 cup) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) basil, minced

Tip

Don’t forget to put drinks in your children’s lunchboxes. They have very active days, and need to stay hydrated.

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