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August 26, 2015

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

School.

It’s back.

I’ve loved the summer but I’m so ready to get back into my regular routine.

I think.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

It’s been awhile since I’ve done meal prep, which means my fridge has been way out of whack. Which means…UGH.  But! SUMMER!  We’ve sure lived it, and our dinners mostly consisted of snacks, popcorn, tacos, take-out, with a few BBQ situations and the occasional dinner out. We suuuuuure didn’t skimp on calories this summer. Now, I have to somehow get back into the swing of things.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

It’s hot out and that means that I don’t want something HOT to eat. Let’s make a salad. Let’s make a hearty salad that doesn’t make me want bread.  Can that be done?  Yes. With this salad of potatoes and salmon mixed with a garlicky, lemon, dill, anchovy dressing….tossed with peppery arugula so there’s no need for garlic bread.  Although I wouldn’t say no if you put it in front of me :)

2015-16 school year. Let’s make it hearty & healthy.

 Let’s gather our ingredients:

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Salmon. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt & pepper. We’re gonna cook it in a skillet.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

The garlic and anchovy gets turned into a paste thanks to a chef’s knife.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Hot oil = hot salmon.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Garlic anchovy paste goes into a jar with olive oil and lemon juice.

Dill addition.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Salmon is done.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Oh! Potatoes. You need to boil them for about 15 minutes in hot hot water.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Half the dressing goes into a bowl.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Potatoes (that have cooled) are tossed in the dressing. Let it sit for a little bit.

They soak up the flavor.

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Arugula toss.

I am 36 and I have veiny hands. This is reality.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Divide the salad between 2-3 plates.

Salmon goes on top of the salad.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

You take the remaining dressing and you drizzle it on top of the salad.

This would be great for work. Just mix it all up sans the arugula and then add the arugula when you’re ready to serve.

IT’S SO GOOOOOOOOOD when you get a nice glob on the perfect bite.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Dressed. Done.

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with a Dill Dressing is a simple/fancy salad to add to your rotation. Find the recipe at Shutterbean.com!

Like a hearty potato salad. With salmon and arugula!

Salmon Potato Arugula Salad with Dill Dressing

serves 2-3

recipe slightly adapted from Real Simple 

  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes (about 12)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2  4-ounce pieces boneless, skinless salmon
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 4 anchovies
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 4-5 cups arugula

Boil potatoes in large saucepan for 12-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain, let cool.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Season the salmon with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Break into large chunks, set aside.

Using the flat side of a chef’s knife, mash the anchovies and garlic into a paste on a cutting board. Combine with the lemon juice and the remaining 4 tablespoons of oil in a small bowl. Season with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir in the dill.

Toss the arugula and potatoes with half the dressing. Divide the salad among 2-3 plates and top with the salmon. Drizzle with the remaining dressing.

 

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  • Madeline

    This looks amazing! I’m wondering if capers would be a good substitute for the anchovies…my husband hates them – such a shame!

  • Michelle

    You had me at garlic anchovy paste.

  • carly

    saw this this morning, and have already bought salmon and potatoes. going to try a grilled version because my kitchen is currently without countertops (which is killlling me) and i’m pretty excited about it.

  • Jenny

    Tracy, this is the exact salad I have been craving! This one is going straight to the meal plan. Thanks for the photo of your hand too, my 36 year old hands are the same, glad we’re in this life together! Cheers!

  • Desiree @ whatsinseasonwithdes

    Saw this on your Instagram feed and had to stop by! I’m not a huge salmon eater but I bet it’s really delicious with the creamy potatoes and the tangy dressing. Pinned and ready to make it!

  • Angela

    I made this tonight and served it deconstructed to make it more appealing to my three kids. Everyone liked it. We especially enjoyed the dressing. I did grill everything since the thought of turning the cooktop on during a 90 degree day was not appealing. I’m looking forward to the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Thanks Tracy!

  • Christina

    Tracy, my girlfriend and I made this salad for a friend who has had a rough couple of weeks (a very sick kitty

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