I recently got 6lbs of wild salmon and have really enjoyed coming up with new ways to incorporate it into my meal prep routine.
If you work in an office or any space with a shared microwave, seafood recipes that have to be heated up may be a no-no. No one wants to be the guy who makes the office reek of fish. So I’ve been focusing on salmon meal prep recipes that are best eaten cold.
This Blackened Salmon Kale Caesar Salad is one that I keep making again and again. It requires minimal ingredients, the prep is quick, and it is packed with flavor.
Did you know that kale is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet? It is also low-calorie, only 33 in a cup, so it has become a staple of my low-carb diet.
My wife normally does not care for kale, but the Caesar dressing in this recipe takes away most of the bitterness, so she is happy to eat it. You can also try using “dinosaur kale”, a flat leaf version of the green that some people find more palatable.
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Blackened Salmon Kale Caesar Salad Meal Prep Recipe
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 7 minutes
- Total Time: 22 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Main Dish
- Cuisine: American
4 Salmon Fillets
3 Tablespoons Blackening Seasoning
3 Tablespoons Butter
8 Cups Kale, shredded
6 oz Caesar Dressing
4 oz Parmesan, shredded
4 oz Croutons
Place salmon fillets skin side down on a cutting board. Evenly sprinkle the blackening seasoning across the fillets, then gently rub into the meat.
Add butter to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place salmon skin side up and cook until it is blackened, about 3-4 minutes. Flip over and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.
In the meantime, divide your Caesar dressing among four containers (I used these), then do the same for the Parmesan, and then the croutons.
Take your shredded kale and divide it evenly among four meal prep containers. You can shred the salmon with a fork and remove the skin now and add to the top of your salad, or leave the the skin on and remove when ready to eat. (I find the salmon stays a little more moist when leaving it whole.)
Next, add the sealed containers of croutons, Caesar dressing and Parmesan to your salad. Seal the top of your meal prep container and refrigerate until ready to consume.
When ready to eat, toss all ingredients together. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 413
- Sugar: 0.4g
- Fat: 99.5g
- Carbohydrates: 2.1g
- Fiber: 1.8g
- Protein: 36.6g
- Cholesterol: 90mg
Keywords: meal prep salad, caesar salad with kale