This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. I’m really back!
I’m sorry it’s been so long since I’ve delivered a recipe. I wrapped up my time in Australia, trekked the 30+ hour travel time home, and have been fighting the jet lag since sharing my summertime staple, Nectarine Burrata Basil Salad.
Oh, and I’ve started right back into setting up my classroom. With all of this at play, Salmon Blueberry Power Salad was created for such weeks.
Between crappy airplane food, way too many indulgences, and the never-ending to-do list I’m currently facing, I needed a meal that was going to give me the brain power I needed to keep pushing through.
As I just learned, NASA estimates one-day recovery for every one-hour time zone crossed to get back to your normal routine. I was at a 15-hour difference and I’m only 5 days back ?.
POWER MEAL NEEDED ASAP.
Not to mention when I’m tired, I reach for comfort food about every .2 seconds (anyone else?!?), so I needed some serious healthy comfort food that I wouldn’t end up regretting once I’m in my right mind again.
Let’s see what this Salmon Blueberry Power Salad is all about then, shall we?
- fresh, wild salmon
- juicy blueberries
- sweet corn
- crunchy lettuce
- honey mustard dressing
IT’S THAT SIMPLE!
Your end of summer self deserves to throw together a quick meal, full of the freshest ingredients possible, so you can relax and soak up the last bits of sun before it’s all gone.
To make life even simpler, the salmon is baked (or hey, it’s summer, why not grill it?!) in a foil packet – so no dishes, no mess – easy peasy!
And if you’re like me and keep a jar of honey mustard dressing in the fridge, you’re set! You’ll just need to toss together the blueberries, corn, and lettuce with the dressing, toss salmon on top – ULTIMATE meal to power your brain! ??
The fresh summer flavors are bursting throughout the salad too – juicy, plump blueberries and fresh sweet corn are a surprisingly wonderful combination!
Their sweetness balances out the tart honey mustard dressing. The buttery sweet corn pairs perfectly with the buttery, rich salmon, too!
SO MUCH WINNING GOING ON!