Crisp Bibb Salad with Poached Salmon & Mustardy Dressing
This salad is just the right size for a special occasion weekend lunch. Any leftover salmon can be transformed into salmon cakes and served over the same mix of green beans and lettuce!
- 1/2 c Stonyfield Organic Plain Lowfat Yogurt
- 3 T whole grain Dijon mustard
- 2 T extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 T white wine vinegar
- 1 shallot (minced)
- 1 T salt (plus 1/4 teaspoon for garnish)
- 1/4 t black pepper
- 1/2 lb green beans (trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces)
- 1 c grape tomatoes (halved)
- 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
- zest and juice of 1 lemon
Serving Size: 399g, Calories: 280, Calories from Fat: 130, Total Fat: 15g, Total Fat Percent: 23%, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat Percent: 13%, Cholesterol: 65mg, Cholesterol Percent: 22%, Sodium: 2140mg, Sodium Percent: 89%, Total Carbohydrate: 11g, Total Carbohydrate Percent: 4%, Dietary Fiber: 4g, Dietary Fiber Percent: 16%, Sugars: 6g, Protein: 27g, Protein Percent: 54%, Vitamin A: 90%, Vitamin C: 30%, Calcium: 15%, Iron: 15%
Whisk together yogurt, mustard, olive oil, vinegar, shallot, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper; set aside.
Fill a large, deep skillet half-full with water and add remaining 1 tablespoon salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, then add green beans to pan. Cook beans 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Using a slotted spoon, remove green beans from skillet and rinse under cold water. Place in a serving bowl with lettuce and tomatoes.
Return water in skillet to a boil and add salmon and lemon juice and zest to pan. Cover pan, then remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes or until salmon is opaque throughout. Remove from pan and drain salmon on a paper-towel-lined plate.
Dress lettuce mixture with half of prepared dressing; divide among 4 plates. Place 1 salmon fillet over top and drizzle with remaining dressing; serve immediately.