Happy Labor Day, and to my darling girl Pia, happy 8th birthday!

You know what is clever? To be born on Labor Day weekend. Pia’s birthday is the 7th and it has been somewhere on Labor Day weekend since she was of birthday party age (the last 4 years) and she has perfected the technique of being able to drag your birthday out for 3 days.

BLT Salmon Salad with Green Goddess DressingSaturday is her friend birthday (a spa party) that left me a little googly eyed (parents you understand). Then Sunday night after preparing all day, we had her “family” party. Now our family is 25 people- so, not such a small dinner. (Mexican food by the way). And now it is her “real” birthday. So it is off to see Minnions and out to lunch. Sounds like a pretty clever deal to me. I wish I had been able to pull off this much birthday action as a kid! BLT Salmon Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

So after all of that party time and cake eating we are just doing something simple tonight. Also, tomorrow is the first day of school (FINALLY), so mellow and early to bed is a priority. I am thinking leftovers for the kids and Pete and I are going to have this salad. Grilled Salmon with a creamy avocado dressing, peppery arugula, salty crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes and still more creamy avocado comes in big wedges. This is light, healthy and totally delicious!

BLT Salmon Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Recipe: BLT Salmon Salad with Creamy Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Ingredients

  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2-3 strips thick cut bacon, cooked to crispy and chopped
  • ½ a ripe avocado, cut into pieces
  • 2 (4-6 ounce) salmon filets with skin
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • Creamy Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
  • ½ a ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill to medium. Rub the salmon filets with olive oil and sprinkle them with kosher salt.
  2. In the jar of a blender add the avocado, red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic and chives. Puree until smooth and season with kosher salt.
  3. Add the salmon to the grill flesh side down. Cook for 3 minutes and then flip and cook for 1-2 more until just cooked through. Transfer to a small plate and set aside.
  4. On one platter or in two bowls add the arugula, tomatoes, bacon and avocados. Top with the grilled salmon and serve with the Creamy Avocado Green Goddess Dressing. Sprinkle with chives.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2

 

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BLT Salmon Salad with Creamy Avocado Green Goddess Salad

Happy Labor Day, and to my darling girl Pia, happy 8th birthday!

You know what is clever? To be born on Labor Day weekend. Pia’s birthday is the 7th and it has been somewhere on Labor Day weekend since she was of birthday party age (the last 4 years) and she has perfected the technique of being able to drag your birthday out for 3 days.

BLT Salmon Salad with Green Goddess DressingSaturday is her friend birthday (a spa party) that left me a little googly eyed (parents you understand). Then Sunday night after preparing all day, we had her “family” party. Now our family is 25 people- so, not such a small dinner. (Mexican food by the way). And now it is her “real” birthday. So it is off to see Minnions and out to lunch. Sounds like a pretty clever deal to me. I wish I had been able to pull off this much birthday action as a kid! BLT Salmon Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

So after all of that party time and cake eating we are just doing something simple tonight. Also, tomorrow is the first day of school (FINALLY), so mellow and early to bed is a priority. I am thinking leftovers for the kids and Pete and I are going to have this salad. Grilled Salmon with a creamy avocado dressing, peppery arugula, salty crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes and still more creamy avocado comes in big wedges. This is light, healthy and totally delicious!

BLT Salmon Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Recipe: BLT Salmon Salad with Creamy Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

Ingredients

  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2-3 strips thick cut bacon, cooked to crispy and chopped
  • ½ a ripe avocado, cut into pieces
  • 2 (4-6 ounce) salmon filets with skin
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • Creamy Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
  • ½ a ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill to medium. Rub the salmon filets with olive oil and sprinkle them with kosher salt.
  2. In the jar of a blender add the avocado, red wine vinegar, olive oil, garlic and chives. Puree until smooth and season with kosher salt.
  3. Add the salmon to the grill flesh side down. Cook for 3 minutes and then flip and cook for 1-2 more until just cooked through. Transfer to a small plate and set aside.
  4. On one platter or in two bowls add the arugula, tomatoes, bacon and avocados. Top with the grilled salmon and serve with the Creamy Avocado Green Goddess Dressing. Sprinkle with chives.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 2