Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Salmon and Salad Wraps

Simple Salmon and Salad Wraps #healthy #food #recipe

I have writer blockage or blogging blockage..I don't know what to write. I have an idea but they all sound stupid in a way, so I will focus on what I know the best which is glories FOOD! That's why you came here in the first place, right? Right!:)
Okay! Salmon, salad, and tortillas are wonderful combination for you to eat but not overeat. Don't get me wrong, your stomachs will be full, satisfied and filled with something actually good for you.  When I was tasting these my eyes were closed, yes I know it's sounds funny but I wanted to enjoyed each bite and see if it's worth posting and sharing with you. Wraps were crunchy, bit salty, sour...in one sentence they made fantastic easy and light lunch packed with nutritional benefits. These wraps are real energy booster especially after workout.
Salmon and Salad Wraps
Salmon and Salad Wraps
Serves 4   | Total Time:20 minutes
prep time: 5 min. Cook time: 15 min. 
Ingredients:
for the salad:
  • 1/2 jar pickled Beet, sliced
  • Baby Mixed Greens/or lettuce or both 
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • Carrots, julienned 
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • Olive Oil 
  • Lemon Juice, squeeze or two 
Salmon wrap:
  • Tortillas
  • Salad 
  • 4-6 oz per person Salmon -Steamed, sauteed or baked
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Sesame Seeds
Directions: 
  1. Wash and cut all the vegetables;Toss all together-you can add cheese if you desire. Season it with bit of sea sat and Olive oil; lightly toss the salad.
  2. Season the fish with sea salt, ground black pepper, drizzle Olive oil; Put the Salmon in the oven, and bake/OR you can saute or steam as well. Cook for 15 minutes or until the fish is done. Whatever cooking method you pick, it will be equally delicious.
  3. Now put everything together by taking salad and placing in the middle of your tortilla, separate salmon with fork and add on top of the salad. Sprinkle with Sesame seeds, and squeeze few drops of lemon juice. I added just a drop of EVOO, and wrapped it!
Tip: To clean beet's purple color off your hands use Lemon. Almost all of it will get off! 

NOTE*
You can use fresh or boiled beets, just add lemon juice to your desirable taste. 
You can use black or toasted sesame seeds, or both. 
You can discard the skin. I love skin so if I take it off after it's been cooked, I put it in the pan on the oil until crispy. 
Also if you do not want to wrap it, just serve with the salad on the plate. It is very delicious and light lunch or dinner. 


Healthy Benefits:

Salmon: 
We all know that Salmon is very good providing us with healthy benefits of Omega-3 Fats, but also with Vitamin D, B12, B3, protein, selenium, tryptophan est.
4 oz of baked or broiled salmon contain at least 2 grams of omega-3 fats, more than the average U.S. adult gets from all food over the course of several days.
Intake of fish rich in omega-3 fats is associated with decreased risk of numerous cardiovascular problems, including: heart attack, stroke, heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure, and high triglycerides in the blood. It is also proven to help with mood and congintion (referring to mental process), has join protection, eye benefits, decreasing risk of cancer est. So eat your Salmon or any fish that contain Omega-3 fats.

Beets:
I don't have to say too much about beets. This pretty purple vegetable root is very powerful and I love to say that it is my power food. It has everything that our body need, and even leveling low and high blood pressure. Now it is not good to eat too much of it, even if its so healthy. One cup a day of raw beets will keep your blood healthy, and your liver function; will boost your energy, and prevent respiratory problems. Fiber from Beet helps to reduce cholesterol and triglycerides by increasing the level of HDL. Also it is packed with richness of anitioxidatns  that your body need on daily bases.
Beets are excellent for pregnant women since it is a source of B vitamin folate which helps in the development of baby's spinal column. 
One Precaution though,  Beets contain oxalates, which when in excess, can cause body fluid to crystallize. So people with kidney or gallbladder problems should avoid beets.

For the Sesame seeds and Spring onions read in my last post HERE



Enjoy your day!
Your friend,
Sandra 
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58 comments :

  1. These look delicious. I've never thought to put salmon in a wrap. I'll have to try this recipe!

    Jill @LifeLoveCake
    www.LifeLoveandCake.com

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  2. nice! beautiful styling - all the colours are wonderful! and our food rule here at home is..."eat the colours of the rainbow every day" - and this one hits many hues and shades!

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  3. Gorgeous wraps! Sounds like a fresh and good for you lunch!

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  4. I love using fish fillet and shrimps in wraps! This is very healthy and delicious, Sandra!

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  5. Georgeus! Colors are just like a rainbow :). Look yummy!

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  6. @Jill, I hope you give it try! It is what it's looks like..pure deliciousness!:) Thank you!

    @Jen, Awww thank you! I appreciate your kind comments..we do try to eat like that every day..colors of the rainbow on the plate or in the wrap LOL!

    @Erin, I wish you liked salmon..you don't know what are you missing LOL! Thanks for stopping by dear!

    @Tina, I ever tried with shrimps, got to make those one of these days!:)) Thanks sweetie!

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  7. Che bella ricetta Sandra!!!! Le foto come sempre stupende! Un bacione

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  8. @Vica, Vi ringrazio cari molto!Lo apprezzo!

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  9. What a fantastic idea for a wrap, Sandra! These look so flavorful and delicious, and I definitely did not think of using salmon this way before. I'd love to try these!

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  10. @Georgia, Thanks sweetie, I hope you do try wrapping this combo!:))

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  11. Wow, Sandra, those are stunning! I bet these do taste good after a workout...or for a light dinner.

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  12. These look so tasty and healthy. The vibrant colors really draw you to this. Lightly seasoned fish does do better in a wrap than fried, especially when it is salmon. Great dish Sandra!

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  13. We eat salmon and salad a lot - next time I'll add some beets and sesame seeds and wrap it all up :) Delicious!

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  14. These wraps look so good, I would like to try this with smoked trout;-)

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  15. @Cucina, Few hrs after workout is just fine..you get all nutrition that you need to fill you up, and still keep it light!Thank you!

    @Tina, thank you so very much!

    @Priscilla, Add beets it will change the taste but for better! Thank you sweetie!

    @Patty, Oh trout is my second favorite fish..I think it would give these wraps an amazing taste! Thanks!

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  16. Hmm.. salmon wrap, now why didn't I think of that?? This is light and healthy, just the way I like it, plus to compensate for my weekend sinful treats.. LOL..I might just have my salmon grilled in teriyaki sauce.. LOL.. Have a good week Sandra!! huggss

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  17. I am exactly like that on many days - I start writing a post, and then I have nothing to say! So glad you went ahead and shared your recipe! :) This looks light, fresh and so full of flavor... not to mention healthy too! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. So nice to meet you! I love your salad wrap and I agree with you wholeheartedly about beets. I try to tuck them into everything, even my juices.

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  19. Apsolutno neodoljivo sa svim tim prekrasnim bojama...

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  20. This is beautiful lunch! I love the salad and the salmon. The colors are so vibrant and I bet the taste is just as great. I love meals that are so good you want to eat them with your eyes closed-especially when they are healthy too!

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  21. What beautiful wraps - love their colouring and how refreshing they look :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  22. I don't need too many words when you pictures look so delicious. Yum!

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  23. @Jo, hehe you are funny.Grilled salmon in teriyaki sauce, now I have to try that too! Thank you for stopping!:)

    @Marsha, than you know exactly how I feel..I used all my writing energy on something else! :) Thanks sweetie for stopping by!

    @Maureen, I tent do use beets in almost everything too..they are my favorites. Now since I don't have gall bleeder problems anymore I can eat them more.:)) Thank you for vising me!

    @Alyssa, thank you sweetheart, I am glad you like it!

    @Choc Chip Uru, Thank you very much!

    @Emily, Awww thank you hun!

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  24. Jako mi se sviđa tvoj današnji recept, odličan prijedlog uz ukusne i zdrave namirnice, super! Fotke su kao i uvijek divne!

    Lijep pozdrav:)

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  25. Sandra this is a wonderful healthy wrap! That last picture is just amazing... it's sitting there saying "take a bite"! :) I don't know if I mentioned this to you earlier... please drop by my blog post dated 4-16-12 and pick up a Versatile Blogger Award... you sure deserve it. :)

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  26. Mmmm, this looks fantastic. I love the intense colors, too - beautiful photographs!

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  27. @Zontra, Hvala ti od srca!

    @Ramona, I just went and check it out..thanks for the award honey..I appreciate it! and thanks for stopping by!!

    @Kiri, I am so glad that you like it! Thank you!!!

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  28. Hi Sandra! Salmon and salad - very light wraps which is what I needed especially after I overate during the trip! I love that you used lots of sesame seeds! Simply drooling over these wraps. I always enjoy your healthy meals!

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  29. Love salmon and this wrap sounds great, but even if it didn't your pictures sure makes it look good! Love your photos!! :-)

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  30. How pretty are these, and those pictures are flipping gorgeous!!

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  31. @Nami, I am really happy that you like it..hope you try this combo!Thank you my friend!

    @Dana, Thanks sweetheart so much! I appreciate it!

    @Sweets, :)) Thank you very much!

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  32. such a lovely looking wrap and with salmon ... i just love it!

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  33. Sandra, I'm not usually a wrap type of person but for one with salmon, I would change my mind really really quickly! This looks yummy!

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  34. The good thing about food blogging is that you can always focus on the food, even when you don't know what else to say. Looks great!

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  35. I suffer from blogging blockage too Sandra. Every week!Lol. It's hard to keep up with the posting but I'm always happy to read yours and see your pretty photos. Delicious salmon wraps and love all the info you wrote:)

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  36. @Kankana, Thanks sweetie!

    @Janet, I love wraps, and I make them often...with salmon 100% better:)) Thanks hun!

    @Carolyn, That is true..food always pull us out:)) Thank you for visiting!

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  37. This is deliciousness!!
    I love how heathy and satisfying these wraps are....
    Yumm without any guilt...
    Beautiful Sandra!!!

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  38. I love wraps! This one looks refreshing, healthy and delicious. Thanks for sharing Sandra, love the photos too! <3

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  39. @Reem, Thank you my friend...I am really happy that you like it! xoxo

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  40. @Kym, Thanks sweetie..I appreciate you kind comment, and thanks for stopping by!!!

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  41. Perfect! What a nice way to change up a regular wrap. Love that you used Salmon!

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  42. i love tortillas, basically with any type of filling. these are really pretty!

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  43. this looks fantastic Sandra ! Have a good weekend..

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  44. I love wraps and these with the salmon look delicious! So colorful and healthy!

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  45. You might have writers blockage, but you won't have artery blockage with these wonderful healthy wraps. Hope you are having a good week my dear.
    -Gina-

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  46. Simple, healthy, beautiful and completely unexpected. I love this combo and I'm inspired by the bravery to include fish in a wrap. I am featuring this post in today's Friday Food Fetish roundup (with a link-back and attribution), but please let me know if you have any objections. I'm new to your blog, but it's a pleasure to be following your creations…

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  47. So many great things in a tortilla. Looks like lunch this weekend. :)

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  48. What an almost perfect way to eat salmon. Wrap it with salad I love this

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  49. Beautiful wraps!!I love Salmon and cannot wait to try these!!Perfect for this weather, light and healthy :)First time here and loving it!!

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  50. Oh, this is my kind of meal! Such an excellent idea for wraps, Sandra!! YUM.

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  51. Thank you everybody..I appreciate every of your comments and I am so happy that you like my wraps!!!

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  52. Fantastic! You might be out of words, but your pictures are certainly worth a thousand words!

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  53. fanstastičan ručaK!!obožavam lososa

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  54. These are just wonderful...and such gorgeous photos! Healthy and delicious :)

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  55. Mmm looks and sounds amazing!! This would be the perfect lunch. And I know what you mean about writers block, but trust me you never sound stupid!

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  56. The pictures are so stunning! I really need to try this recipe :)

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  57. I love salmon - hands down my favorite fish. And those wraps look so delicious!

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