I love salad, particularly any salad with avocado. Add a thai-inspired vinaigrette, kale and roasted salmon, and I might be in love. This salad is often my brown bag lunch of choice, though some nights it makes for a great dinner. I particularly enjoy it after my gym workout, when I have just spent 45 minutes lifting weights, and I feel like continuing my health kick.
The vinaigrette is inspired by David Chang‘s recipe. I know, fish sauce sounds weird. It is weird. It’s basically a sauce made out of anchovies and salt. But, I do promise it will add flavor to this salmon, and bring in a taste of Southeast Asia. I keep it stocked in my fridge for faux pho and green curry. I promise it sounds weird, but give the poor fish sauce a chance! It’ll be a match made in heaven.
Go get your workout on, then come back and revel in this healthy Thai-inspired salad.
Thai-Inspired Salmon and Kale Salad
- Combine all the ingredients in a small food processor.
- Blend until the vinaigrette ingredients are well combined.
- Combine the kale, carrots, shallot, pepper, and avocado in a bowl. Toss with two tablespoons of fish sauce vinaigrette.
- Place the salad onto your serving plate. Add the roasted salmon. Add additional vinaigrette according to your tastes.