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. 
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
  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! 

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:

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.

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,
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