Sunday, March 13, 2011

Salmon with Grilled Veggie Salad

My week in a nutshell: Run, Work, Work, Work, Run Work, Run, Work watch basketball. Michigan State lost :-( Duke won :-). At work I have been working on 3 projects since January. Each project had 4 parts and every time I would work on 1 part of one project for a couple of days an emergency would pop up and I would have to switch to another part and work on that. Then someone decided they all had to be done last week. So after a lot of hours I finished them all. At least all of them are done and I can move on to something new for now and catch up on some food blogs.

This is a healthy recipe that can be made quickly and is very tasty.

A couple of notes before you start. You can use any veggies that you want the ones listed ate the ones I used. Cook the salmon to your desired doneness, I like the salmon crispy but not over cooked. I usually cook the salmon over high heat to crisp it up on the outside, but not long enough so the inside is over cooked. I got a little hand held mandolin a while back and with the remodel I kind of ignored it. I cut the veggies with the mandolin for this and discovered the thinnest setting was not the best setting for grilled veggies as they became kind of a mushy. In my mind the thinly sliced veggies looked gorgeous in the picture. You can cut them any way you heart desires, but I suggest at least 1/4 inch thick.

Salmon with Grilled Veggie Salad
1 salmon fillet or steaks
1 zucchini, sliced into ribbons
1 yellow squash, sliced into ribbons
20 to 30 cherry tomatoes
5-8 mushrooms, sliced thinly
Asparagus, I grilled about 14 spears because they were so small if you get larger ones use less
1 garlic clove, minced
Juice of 1/2 lemon
salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil

Turn the grill on high to preheat.

Cut the veggies. Drizzle with olive oil and slat and pepper them to taste.

Drizzle olive oil on the salmon and salt and pepper it. Place the salmon on the grill and cook to desired doneness.

Add the veggies to the grill and cook until done. Place veggies in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, I use a better grade than what I cook with. and squeeze the lemon on it. Toss the veggies to coat with oil and lemon juice. serve as a side dish or top salmon with it.


  1. I really think I need to just cook your recipes, this blogging is putting too many unwanted pounds on from sitting! I am over it... I have everything in the house to try this tomorrow, except for the asparagus.. will use broccoli..I wish you could buy willpower sometimes! Winter takes its toll on a me... well I love this, salmon is my favorite... love these recipes ... thanks Greg!

  2. Claudia, I think broccoli would be pretty good. I know what you mean about winter, I have been running 13 to 15 miles a week getting ready for the race and I still can't seem to lose any weight. Maybe we should start collaborating become one of those bloggers that get a TV show, write a few cookbooks and then get a movie deal. then we can leave our jobs and hire trainers.

  3. Looks delish! Salmon is one of my favorite fishes. Blessings, Catherine

  4. Greg thats a great idea! I am on a veggie diet right now! I think running all those mile right now I would keel over... I really hate winter! It kills me, too many comforts and now I don't feel very comfortable!