Oh, by the way, I've started Weight Watchers again. Just thought I'd throw that in there. :)
I absolutely love salmon. I can't get enough of it. I hate all things fish related so this is a really weird one for me. But I honestly could eat the whole package I love it so much. After counting the points, I realized that each fillet is less than 2 points each so I guess it wouldn't be that bad but I'm trying to put gluteny on the back burner.
I start with a frozen package of wild Pacific salmon. I let it thaw in the fridge overnight.
I then brush the top with olive oil.
Sprinkle with salt and cracked pepper.
Bake on a lined baking sheet at 450 degrees for 10 to 14 minutes.
(The package says 10 minutes but I usually add a couple minutes on to the cooking time.)
The salad is a version of a Greek Salad. Here is what I did:
- Chop one cup of cucumber.
- Chop one cup of tomato.
- Chop one small red onion into bite sized pieces.
- (You can add Calamata olives but I didn't have any on hand.)
- Sprinkle salad with dried orageno. (The recipe calls for fresh but I didn't have any of this either.)
- Top with feta cheese. (Mine had gone bad - stinky!! - so I used some mozzarella cheese cut into small pieces. )
- Whisk two teaspoons of olive oil and one teaspoon of red wine vinegar together until emulsified. Pour over salad. Toss.
Because I'm goofy, I decided to put this into the oven during the last few minutes of the salmon cooking. It melted the cheese, softened the veggies and warmed everything so nicely. I loved it that way!
I couldn't eat all of the salad during one sitting - so I saved it for my dinner. But I did mow down two salmon fillets. LOVE them!!
One Salmon Fillet - 2 points (4 for me since I had 2)
Salad - 2 points for oil (I didn't eat all of the oil as a lot was left in the bottom of the bowl but I still counted it as 2 points since I added oil to the salmon.)Veggies - 0 points
Cheese - 4 points (I had had two serving sizes as I was really low on points this day.)
An eight point super filling lunch! Yum!!