Tarragon salmon with broccoli-tomato salad and whole basmati riceCourse: Main DishesCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
My advice: Prepare the broccoli and rice the night before if you want to consume them the next day at noon or in the morning, if it is for the night – this way you will save a lot of time. Both products can be part of your “Salad Bar”. If you want to know how to have your own daily Salad Bar, have a look at my blog.
500g fresh or frozen salmon
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
Herbal salt “Dr. Vogel”
1 tablespoon of olive oil
For the salad:
1 broccoli, steamed and cut into florets
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 medium red onion chopped
1 garlic clove crushed
1 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
Herbal salt Dr. Vogel
For the brown basmati rice:
200g brown basmati rice (for 4 people for 2 days)
1 teaspoon natural sea salt
1 teaspoon of olive oil
- Wash the basmati rice, add it to a pot with 1 teaspoon of salt and bring it to a simmer.
- Wash the broccoli, separate it into florets and put it to simmer with water and salt until it is ready. It should not lose its vivid green color. When it is cooked, strain it and reserve it to cool.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a nonstick skillet or griddle. Season the salmon fillets with the herb salt and tarragon. Fry the salmon until lightly browned on both sides.
- Meanwhile cut the tomatoes, parsley and onion. Squeeze the lemon juice and crush the garlic clove.
- Mix all the ingredients of the vinaigrette, add the cold (or warm) broccoli and the tomato and mix well.
- Tip: I absolutely recommend buying a rice cooker, so you do not have to watch if the rice burns. I use it for rice and quinoa.
- Remember, for weight loss you may only eat two tablespoons of carbohydrates – approx. 30g (the rice)
- Broccoli is a food from the cruciferous group, which can help prevent cancer and contains phytoestrogens, just like parsley, tomato and onion. Salmon provides us with omega 3 that favors the treatment of hot flashes. Whole basmati rice helps us reduce cholesterol, provides essential amino acids and complex carbohydrates. Its contribution of fiber helps us prevent constipation.
- The good thing about SALMON: its protein not only contributes to muscle development. Fish is also high in fat, which is a good thing: its omega-3 fatty acids protect the heart and blood vessels and lower cholesterol levels. Fat-soluble vitamins A, D and E are also concentrated in salmon meat. They promote night vision, strengthen bones and allow blood to flow smoothly.