Salmon with Blood Orange Salad

Za’atar Salmon and Blood Orange Kale Salad

Weeknight dinners have never been easier! I probably have salmon at least 2 times a week. It’s just so simple and delicious. I get mine to a beautiful medium level of done-ness. You really don’t need much to make fish taste amazing. All the flavor is already there! You can help it along with a light seasoning of anything you fancy. This time we’re going for za’atar and whip up a colorful salad to accompany it!

Za’atar Salmon and Blood Orange Kale Salad

Za’atar Salmon and Blood Orange Kale Salad

Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: EZ


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  • Salmon
  • 2-3 Salmon Fillets

  • 1 tsp za’atar

  • 1 pinch cayenne

  • Salt

  • Blood Orange and Kale Salad
  • 200g kale (without stems)

  • 15 cherry tomatoes

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 blood orange

  • 160g cooked chickpeas

  • 1 tsp harissa paste

  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 1 tbsp almond slivers

  • Salt

  • Pepper


  • Prep all the salad components first before cooking the salmon. After cooking the salmon, we’ll be finishing a few components of the salad in the oil remaining in the pan from the salmon.
  • Blood Orange Salad
  • Wash kale after de-stemming. Massage kale with juice from 1 lemon for 5 minutes and set aside while prepping the rest.
  • Blister halved cherry tomatoes in a non stick pan over low heat with salt and pepper.
  • Mix cooked chickpeas in harissa paste.
  • Peel and cut blood orange into 1 inch chunks.
  • Thinly slice garlic and set aside. We’ll be cooking the garlic slivers in the oil leftover in the pan after cooking salmon.
  • Salmon
  • Season salmon on both sides with za’atar, cayenne, and salt.
  • Sear skin side down for 3-5 minutes (really depends on the thickness of the fillet) on medium-high heat, flip, and sear the other side for 1 minute. This is for medium-well. Cook for longer if you like it well done.
  • Remove the salmon from the pan and let it rest.
  • Add the garlic slivers into the pan and fry for a 10-15 seconds.
  • Add all the kale into the pan (in batches if the pan is too small). Sauté the kale for a few minutes until it turns bright green and is a bit crispy. Remove from pan.
  • Plating
  • Throw all the salad components together. Season with salt to taste. Serve!