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Garlic Grilled Salmon Salad


Garlic Grilled Salmon Salad



Fresh roasted garlic and a bit of black pepper are all that’s necessary to turn out a flavorful grilled salmon fillet. Serve topped with a fresh green salad and bulgar for a healthy, flavorful menu option.


  • 4 oz. salmon skinless
  • 4 bulbs garlic
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 quarts mesclun greens
  • 1 pint quartered grape tomatoes
  • 5 radishes sliced
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 fl. oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice about 3 medium lemons
  • 3 cups bulgur cooked with fresh dill


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Slice top of garlic bulbs to expose cloves.
  • Add oil and enclose inside aluminum foil pouch. Bake for 30 minutes until soft.
  • Remove from pouch to cool, pouring excess oil onto salmon fillets.
  • Season fillets with salt and pepper mixture.
  • Place on a medium hot grill or grill-pan for approximately 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • After first turn, squeeze roasted garlic bulb onto top of salmon fillet.
  • Mix salad components thoroughly with olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
  • Serve salmon atop salad mixture. Add bulgur to salad, or eat as a side dish.

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