Roast Salmon Salad with Cucumber and Dill

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Roast Salmon Salad with Cucumber and Dill
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Health Score:
9,1 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 40 min.
Ready in

Ingredients

for
4
For Cucumber Salad
1 english Cucumber (trimmed; halved lengthwise and sliced)
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1 cup low-fat plain Yogurt
2 tsps fresh, finely chopped Dill (plus extra for garnish)
¼ tsp sugar
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp freshly ground Black pepper (or to taste)
1 head bibb Lettuce (leaves washed and spun dry)
For Salmon
24 ozs Salmon fillet (skin removed)
¼ tsp ground Turmeric
¼ tsp kosher salt (or to taste)
¼ tsp freshly ground Black pepper (or to taste)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
For Cucumber Salad:
2.
Place the sliced cucumbers in a colander, sprinkle with salt and toss to coat. Set the colander in the sink and allow the cucumbers to drain for about 1 hour. Meanwhile, place the yogurt in a coffee filter-lined strainer and set over a bowl to drain, about 1 hour.
3.
Rinse the cucumbers with cold, running water. Gently press down on the cucumbers to extract as much liquid as possible; pat dry. Combine the drained yogurt, chopped dill, sugar, and cayenne pepper. Season to taste with pepper. Set aside.
4.
For Salmon:
5.
Preheat the oven to 325º F.
6.
Rinse the salmon under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Remove any bones. Sprinkle turmeric over the salmon and rub in gently to coat. Divide the salmon into 4 equal portions and season with salt and pepper and place in a lightly oiled oven-proof nonstick pan. Roast the salmon, turning each portion carefully after about 10 minutes, until just cooked through, about 20 minutes total.
7.
To serve, divide the lettuce leaves between 4 plates, top with cucumbers and salmon and garnish with dill. Drizzle with yogurt dressing. Serve.