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Seared salmon on a bed of romaine lettuce.
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Salmon Caesar Salad

An easy main dish Caesar Salad with a southwest flair.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 446kcal

Ingredients

Caesar dressing.

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 2 tablespoons low fat buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 anchovy filets canned, drained and chopped

Salad.

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • 4 salmon filets 6 oz each
  • cooking spray or olive oil
  • 8 cups romaine lettuce torn into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup croutons store bought or homemade

Instructions

  • Combine all the dressing ingredients in a mini food processor or blender and process until smooth. Store covered in the fridge for at least an hour to let the flavors blend.
  • Combine the salt, paprika, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper in a small bowl and sprinkle on the salmon.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil. Place salmon flesh side down and cook for 4 minutes. Turn, carefully, and cook for 4 more minutes.
  • In a large bowl toss the lettuce, corn and croutons with the dressing and divide between 4 plates. Top with a salmon filet.

Notes

To make this lighter, use low fat mayo. 
Store bought croutons will work, but your Homemade Croutons will taste so much better! 

Nutrition

Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 719mg | Potassium: 1180mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 8472IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 3mg