Salmon and Avocado Salad for the summer

I not always love avocado as a fruit, first when I taste it I can’t really bear the weird taste that rushes up to my mind. But after the second and third try I began to fell in love with it. And if you are like me, a mediterranean salad or salmon lover, who also loves the taste of avocado, try this salad out. 

INGREDIENTS

Marinade/Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cracked pepper to taste
  • 1 pound (500 g) skinless salmon fillets

Salad:

  • 4 cups Romaine (or Cos) lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 large cucumber diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives (or black olives), sliced (optional)
  • Lemon wedges to serve

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Whisk together all of the marinade/dressing ingredients in a large jug. Pour out half of the marinade into a large, shallow dish. Refrigerate the remaining marinade to use as the dressing later.
  • Coat the salmon with the marinade. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Sear salmon on both sides until crispy and cooked to your liking.
  • While salmon is cooking, prepare all of the salad ingredients and mix in a large salad bowl. 
  • Slice salmon and arrange over salad. Drizzle with the remaining UNTOUCHED dressing. Serve with lemon wedges.