Wild Salmon and Sorghum Bowl

6.20.16 / Comment

Arugula, Salmon, tomato and avocado bowl

Celebrate summer with our light, fresh, and healthy Wild Salmon and Sorghum Bowl! Incorporating salmon into your diet is a wonderful way to add protein and healthy fats, but there’s a difference between the different varieties you see at the grocery store. Wild salmon will have veining throughout, and it will be a bright red color, while farm-raised salmon will be a light pink color and have a slightly different nutrition content. It’s always preferred to eat the wild salmon if you have the choice, but if you can’t find it, then regular farm-raised salmon will be just fine. Salmon is a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and pantothenic acid, so it’s important to make sure that you are eating this fish at least twice a week. Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids can protect heart health, reduce risk of stroke, improve blood lipid patterns, and improve blood vessel function (1), so go ahead and partake in this delicious fish and enjoy all of the health benefits it provides!

Wild Salmon Sorghum mustard sauce

Wild Salmon and Sorghum Bowl
 
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Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
Salad:
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 8 oz wild sockeye salmon cooked or canned, flaked into bite sized pieces (see note)
  • 1 cup COOKED whole grain sorghum
  • ½ cup grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 avocado, sliced or diced
Balsamic Dressing:
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon sorghum syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
Instructions
Salad:
  1. Use 2 bowls and place 2 cups of Arugula in each bowl.
  2. Add 4 oz of salmon into each bowl.
  3. Top with whole grain sorghum, cherry tomatoes, and avocado.
Balsamic Dressing:
  1. Add all of ingredients to a small mixing bowl, and combine well.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of dressing over each salad.
Notes
Red wine vinaigrette could be used instead of balsamic vinaigrette.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 465 calories, Fat: 28 grams, Saturated fat: 4 grams, Carbohydrates: 27 grams, Sugar: 6 grams, Sodium: 160 milligrams, Fiber: 7 grams, Protein: 30 grams, Cholesterol: 60 milligrams

(1) Health Benefits of Salmon. Wild for Salmon. https://wildforsalmon.com/why-wild/health-benefits/page.aspx?id=1097

Triad to Wellness has provided nutrition communication services to Sorghum Checkoff. However, we were not compensated for this post. All opinions are our own.

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