Smoked-Salmon-salad-1-Chef’s Recipe: Salmon & Roasted Vegetable Salad

Try this Chef’s Recipe: Salmon & Roasted Vegetable Salad. Go green with this delicious and complex salad! Just toss roasted vegetables and salmon with a flavor-packed vinaigrette to serve on top of greens for a hearty dinner salad. For a twist, you can even add a poached or fried egg on top.  This salad pairs great with red wine and company, and will be sure to be the surprise hit of any party.

6 cups cubed (1/2-inch) peeled root vegetables, such as potatoes, turnips, carrots and beets
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
1 teaspoon minced anchovy fillet or paste
8 cups mixed salad greens
2 6- to 7-ounce cans boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon, drained and flaked
2 green onions, sliced

veggiesPreparing the Meal

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Toss root vegetables in a large bowl with 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Spread in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes.

12018_lRoast Vegetables Until Golden Brown in Spots

  • Stir and continue roasting until soft and golden brown in spots, 13 to 15 minutes more.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, anchovy and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each pepper and salt in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the dressing in small bowl.
  • Add the salad greens to the large bowl and toss to combine; divide among 4 dinner plates.
  • When the vegetables are done, transfer them to the large bowl and gently combine with the reserved dressing, salmon and green onion. Top the greens with the salmon and vegetables.

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