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Calm, Cool, and Collected
In the south summer means heat and humidity. After a ninety-degree day with ninety percent humidity, the thought of turning on the oven in the farmhouse is not a very appealing one (even to someone like me who loves to cook). The beauty of this recipe is that the salmon for this salad can be grilled which is ideal for days you’re trying to keep the kitchen cool. Salmon, Asparagus, and Dill Orzo Salad with Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette is also best eaten at room temperature. Therefore, no need to worry about keeping it warm or chilling it. It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe!
Healthy and Delicious: Salmon, Asparagus, and Dill Orzo Salad
Among many other delicious ingredients, the stars of this recipe include:
- Salmon: High in protein and omega-3 fatty acids
- Asparagus: Low in calories and a great source of fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, and K.
- Feta cheese: Low in calories and fat. Contains high amounts of vitamin B, phosphorus, and calcium.
The buttery flavor of salmon, crisp fresh asparagus, and creamy feta cheese combine beautifully with the wonderful texture of the orzo in this salad. However, the true explosion of flavor occurs when the zesty and fresh lemon pepper vinaigrette is mixed in. Combined, these ingredients make this the best spring and summer entree salad you and yours have ever eaten. That’s a promise!
So much to love about Salmon, Asparagus, and Dill Orzo Salad with Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette
Salmon, Asparagus, and Dill Orzo Salad with Lemon Pepper Vinaigrette make a hearty, casual, laid-back, healthy, and delicious entree that everyone will love. Whether it’s served for dinner, Sunday brunch, or brought on a picnic this recipe will become a regular in your menu rotation. (The leftovers are perfect for lunch the next day too!)
This salad pairs perfectly with a light, crisp white wine, a french baguette or grilled garlic bread.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do on the farm. if you’re looking for more fresh, easy, and delicious recipes you may also love Pickled Red Onions, Grilled Corn Salad with Pickled Blueberries, and Decadent Lobster Bisque.