BBQ Salmon BLT Salad Recipe

Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Salmon

  • Two (6-ounce) skin-on salmon fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

BLT Components

  • 4-6 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, diced

Dressing (Optional)

  • Consider a creamy ranch, balsamic vinaigrette, or a simple lemon vinaigrette to complement the flavors.

Instructions

1. Prepare the Salmon

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Pat the salmon fillets dry with a paper towel and brush them with olive oil.
  • Rub the spice mixture evenly over the salmon.

2. Cook the Bacon

  • Arrange the bacon slices in a single layer on a baking sheet or in a large skillet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven or cook over medium heat on the stovetop until crispy (about 10-15 minutes).
  • Remove the bacon, drain on paper towels, and crumble or chop once cool.

3. Cook the Salmon

  • Heat a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place the salmon fillets skin-side down in the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the skin is crispy.
  • Carefully flip the salmon and transfer the skillet to the preheated oven.
  • Bake for an additional 5-8 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through to your liking (it should flake easily with a fork).

4. Assemble the Salad

  • Divide the chopped romaine lettuce between two large bowls.
  • Top the lettuce with crumbled bacon, halved cherry tomatoes, and diced avocado.
  • Once cooked, remove the salmon from the oven and flake it with a fork or chop it into bite-sized pieces. Place the salmon on top of the salad.

5. Dress and Serve

  • Drizzle your desired dressing over the salads (if using).
  • Serve immediately for the best flavor and texture.

Tips

– For extra smoky flavor, grill the salmon over medium-high heat instead of baking it.

– Add other salad favorites like cucumber, red onion, or croutons.

– If you don’t have smoked paprika, regular paprika or a touch of chipotle powder can create a similar flavor profile.

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