Rainbow Salmon Salad with Roasted Beet Hummus
So I think it's safe to say it looks like a "momma rainbow" gave birth to this salad. Haha no but seriously, I call this my rainbow salmon salad because it's bursting with all of the beautiful colors of the rainbow. And it tastes amazing, so yeah this salad just rocks.
What you'll need:
- 1 salmon fillet
- 3 bell peppers
- 2 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 whole beet
- Juice of 1 whole lemon
- 3 small lemon wedges
- 1 handful of broccoli heads
- 1/2 of a whole cucumber
- 1/2 of a whole avocado
- 1/2 cup of chopped cabbage
- 3 tbsp. of tahini
- Olive oil (for baking + for the hummus)
Baked salmon: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Place a piece of aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Coat your salmon fillet in a very thin layer of olive oil. Next, season your salmon with your favorite spices (I use salt, pepper, and basil) and add three lemon wedges on top. Lastly, bake for 20 minutes!
Roasted beet hummus: To roast your beet, first cut off the leaves and long, pink stems. Next, wash your beet thouroughly - make sure you do so, otherwise your hummus will end up tasting like straight up dirt (not even kidding). Wrap the root in aluminum foil and bake it for 15 minutes at 400 degrees. Your beet will be ready once its soft and a little "runny." You can check if it's ready by taking it out of the aluminum foil - BE CAREFUL and please please please open it away from you so the steam doesn't rush in your face - and softly poke a knife into the skin. If it's too firm let it roast for a few minutes longer. Once it's ready, remove the skin and cut the flesh into small slices. Place your beet slices, along with your garlic, lemon juice, tahini, two tablespoons of olive oil, and a dash of salt and pepper in a food processor and mix until smooth. This was my first time ever trying to make homemade hummus - the mixture came out a bit more runny than I had hoped, so the recipe is still a work in progress - next time I'll try adding chickpeas.
Now, assemble your salad! You can always add more/less of any of the ingredients depending on your personal preferences. Of course add any additional seasonings and/or your favorite dressing and your creation is complete!