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This week I was inspired by the salad posted by Back Road Journal – Smoked Trout with a Spinach, Orange, and Red Onion Salad. I reworked it a bit to suit my tastes and came up with a gorgeous salad that I am now addicted to.

The combination of flavors are stunning. I love that I now have a light, go-to recipe for the holiday season.  It is lovely served with a little crusty bread and a nice wine. Maybe now I won’t gain too many pounds. 🙂 Even if you don’t like the idea of the salad, I strongly suggest trying the dressing. I will use it on several different salads, not just this one.

Asian Citrus Salmon Salad

  • Salad greens of your choice (I used arugula)
  • Smoked salmon
  • Slices of red onion
  • Feta cheese
  • Fresh grapefruit with membrane removed (could be substituted for oranges)

Arrange on a plate and top with the dressing- recipe listed below.

Sweet Lime and Sesame Oil Dressing

  • 4 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp.  or more sesame seed oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. grated ginger
  • pepper to taste

Combine the dressing ingredients and puree in a blender. Make about 3/4 cup.