Lunches — By Ben on 17 June 2009
Salmon Summer Salad

Salmon and mango avocado mint salad

I am very proud with myself becuase I’ve lost 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks. Now I need to keep them off by eating light meals and keep working out. Summer is the perfect time of the year to do this. The markets and stores are now filled with fresh produce and my favorite fruit, mango, is available almost everywhere. That’s why I will be featuring a lot of mango recipes in the following weeks and months so brace yourselves, HA!

Yesterday, I had a salmon fillet that I wanted to eat for lunch with a salad, but I had no idea how to prepare it. So I asked my friends in twitter and facebook to give me some ideas. Their ideas helped me decide what to make for lunch. The flavors worked really well in this dish.

Salmon and mango avocado mint salad

Salmon Summer Salad
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Recipe type: Lunch
 
Ingredients
  • •1 salmon fillet
  • •zest of one lemon
  • •juice of two lemons
  • •salt and pepper to taste
  • •1 TBSP butter
  • •Romain lettuce leaves
  • •1 mango, diced
  • •1 avocado, diced
  • •1 tomato, diced
  • •1 tsp chopped fresh mint
  • •1 TBSP olive oil
Instructions
  1. Mix the juice of one lemon, lemon zest, pepper and salt and rub thouroughly over the salmon fillet.
  2. Heat a frying pan and add the butter. When it melts fry slightly the salmon. Let it cool for a little while.
  3. Mix mango, avocado, tomato and mint with the juice of the other lemon and olive oil.
  4. Serve the salmon over the lettuce leaves and the mango-avocado salad on the side.

 

The main reason to prepare this salad was to take another picture for the Food Photographers Club assignment. I really didn’t like the first salad I tried to style so I decided to give it another shot. I got the book Digital Food Photography by Lou Mana and I’ve been trying to put into practice some of the advice he gives about the topic. Although I liked this picture more than the first one, I think that the styling still could be improve. I talk more about this and some of the tips I’ve learned on the forum. Please visit and give me your opinion about the shot.

Salmon and mango avocado mint salad

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(19) Readers Comments

  1. Ben – this looks truly amazing the perfect summer meal. I am eying up that salad – mango and avocado? I like the shot it’s has a great depth of field and the lighting is bright and cheerful. The colors are wonderfully vivid!

  2. The colors are irresistible. I love salmon with fruit; I often combine cold leftover salmon with nectarines and tomatoes in a summer salad.

  3. Gorgeous summer dish!

  4. I wish I could bring myself to liking salmon. I really only enjoy it on rare occasions. However, your mango salad looks amazing.

  5. Wow! Beautiful salad. Great for summer!

  6. BEAUTIFUL presentation! I would pay big money for a meal like this. That salad looks like the perfect touch with the fresh fish. Bueno!

  7. That looks awesome! Mangoes are my favorite fruit.

    For other simple ways of making salmon, it’s good baked in parchment paper with some lemon slices and scallions. And of course salmon goes great with dill.

  8. This reminds me of a painting….
    Great colour combination.

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  9. Looking forward to trying this.

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