Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad

Have this fun twist on a caesar salad for a healthy and delicious summertime meal!

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Prep: 15 minutes plus standing Grill: 10 minutes Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (about 1½ pounds)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅓ (20-ounce) loaf sourdough bread, thickly sliced (about 3 slices)
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons lite Caesar dressing & marinade
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 lemons, quartered
  • 2 small heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • ½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese plus additional for serving
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Sprinkle salmon with salt; let stand 10 minutes. Brush both sides of bread slices with 2 tablespoons dressing.
  2. Pat salmon dry with paper towel; spray with cooking spray. Place salmon, bread and lemons on hot grill rack; cover. Cook lemons 6 minutes and bread 8 minutes or until lightly charred, turning once; cook salmon 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°, turning once. Transfer salmon to cutting board; loosely tent with aluminum foil.
  3. Cut bread into cubes. In large bowl, toss lettuce, cheese, croutons and remaining ¼ cup dressing. Makes about 10 cups.
  4. Serve salad topped with salmon, sprinkled with pepper, and garnished with lemons and additional cheese, if desired.

Nutrition

Approximate nutritional values per serving (2½ cups salad, 1 salmon fillet): 549 Calories, 22g Fat (5g Saturated), 124mg Cholesterol, 1167mg Sodium, 36g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 6g Sugars, 51g Protein