Courtesy of Arbor Farms

Salmon Omega Salad Supreme with Walnuts and Asparagus

Diet Type: Dairy Free

Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes


  1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  1 1/2 pounds salmon, skinless and boneless
  1 pound fresh asparagus
  1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
  1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  1/8 teaspoon dry Thyme or a little fresh chopped
  freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1 ounce sliced prosciutto, trimmed of fat and cut into 1/4" strips
  1 head butter lettuce cut into thin ribbons
  1 tablespoon olive oil or walnut oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast until lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes. Cool and set aside. Increase oven heat to 400 degrees. Place salmon on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, until firm to the touch. Set aside. Wash asparagus and trim tough ends. Banch in boing water for 3 minutes. Plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Cool, drain, and pat dry. Select 8 spears for garnish and cut off tips int 3" lengths. Set aside. Slice remaining spears at a steep angle 3/8 inch thick.

In a small bowl, place asparagus slices, walnuts and prosciutto. Using a zester or fine grater, remove zest from lemon. Juice lemon. Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon zest, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, capers, vinegar, oil, pepper and thyme. Place a small mound of lettuce on each of 4 plates. Divide fish evenly and place next to lettuce. Combine asparagus and lemon juice mixtures. Toss lightly and mound on top of fish. Garnish with reserved asparagus. Serve immediately.

Provides 2.69 grams omega-3s.

Servings: 4

Author: Walnut Marketing Board

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Servings per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 375
Calories from Fat 223
 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g38%
  Saturated Fat 4g20%
  Mono Fat 7g 
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 140mg6%
Total Carbs 8g3%
  Dietary Fiber 4g14%
  Sugars 0g 
Protein 32g 
Vitamin C27%
Vitamin E12%
Vitamin A10%
Vitamin B-1255%
Vitamin B-650%
Pantothenic acid21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.