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balsamic-glazed salmon with salad

Maple-Balsamic-Glazed Salmon with Salad

The maple-balsamic-glazed salmon with salad is a light yet satisfying dinner or lunch recipe that can be enjoyed on hot summer days or if you are just in the mood for a healthy fish dish.
Prep Time 1 hr 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Servings 1 person


For the salad

  • 5 oz salmon filet (150 g)
  • your favorite salad
  • 4 tomatoes (I either buy local or cherry tomatoes for the best taste)
  • 1/4 quarter cucumber
  • 1/4 avocado
  • some pine nuts (optional or can be exchanged for nuts of your choice)

For the glaze

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic creme
  • 1/2 tbsp maple syrups
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • chili flakes
  • salt & pepper

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic creme
  • 1 tsp raspberry jam
  • 1 tbsp coconut yoghurt (or yoghurt of your choice)
  • 1 tsp mustard


  • Wash and pad-dry the salmon with a kitchen towel. Using a fork, poke several holes into the salmon. This will help the salmon to absorb the marinade better.
  • Mix together all the ingredients for the glaze. Put the salmon in a container, add the marinade, shake well, and let it sit in the fridge for at least 1 1/2 hours.
  • In the meantime, wash the salad and tomatoes. Cut the tomatoes into cubes or when using cherry tomatoes just half them. Peel and cut the cucumber (or leave the peel on if you enjoy the cucumber that way) and the avocado.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the dressing. If the consistency is to thick, add some water. Season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Heat a pan over medium to high heat and roast the pine nuts until they are golden brown.
  • After an hour of marinating the salmon, preheat the oven to 335°F (170°C). Put the salmon on a baking sheet with the skin-side up and bake for about 20 minutes or until the skin is crisp and the inside is still smooth but cooked.
  • Refer salmon on top of the salad, add the dressing and pine nuts. Optional to garnish with some parmesan shavings.