Canned salmon gets a fresh and flavorful facelift in this Mediterranean Salmon Couscous Salad! An easy to make main dish salad that’s as healthy as it is delicious!
I am an official ambassador for Chicken of the Sea. Chicken of the Sea provided me with EZ-Open cans for the purpose of this post, as well as compensation for my time. As always, all opinions are my own.
When you grab a can of tuna or salmon from your pantry what’s the first thing that comes to mind to make with it? My guess is a sandwich or the infamous retro creamy, cheesy, noodle casserole were your first thoughts. Growing up a tuna sandwich was a weekly lunch for me and tuna noodle casserole was for dinner at least a couple times a month.
I’m not gonna lie, I loved all the mayonnaise, cheese and condensed soups back in the day, what kid didn’t?! The older I get though, the more my tastes change, I learn more about what’s in my food and how it affects my health and unfortunately I can’t always eat the way I did when I was a kid.
Luckily there’s more ways to use canned fish than the two listed above. In fact, I think there are far better ways to use it. Not only is the recipe for this Mediterranean Salmon Couscous Salad an easy to make lunch or dinner, but it’s one you can feel good about eating as well.
What you won’t find in this recipe is condensed soup, mayo or cheese, but what you will find is a ton of Mediterranean flavor! Roasted red peppers, Greek olives, cherry tomatoes, canned salmon, parsley, Israeli (pearled) couscous and a wonderful lemon vinaigrette to bring it all together.
Canned salmon is an ingredient I always have in my pantry. I don’t use many canned goods, but fish is one of them. When Chicken of the Sea approached me to come up with a easy and healthy recipe using their Skinless, Boneless Pink Salmon in EZ-Open Cans I jumped at the chance!
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Get creative with your canned seafood this year and think beyond that not so healthy sandwich and casserole. This Mediterranean Salmon Couscous Salad may end up being your new go-to budget friendly, easy to make dinner for those busy weeknights. Enjoy!
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- 1 pound lean ground turkey, I use 93/7%
- 1 apple, shredded
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons apple juice (or water)
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- 4 whole wheat or gluten-free buns, toasted
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
Maple Dijon Mustard
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- In a large bowl use your hands to combine all of the ingredients for the turkey burgers being careful not to overwork the meat. Divide the turkey mixture into 4 equal parts and form them into patties.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add the patties to the hot skillet and cook on each side for approximately 4-6 minutes per side or until cooked through.
- During the last minute of cooking add slices of cheddar cheese to the tops of the burger and cover with a lid or foil until the cheese is melted.
- While the burgers cook whisk together the maple dijon mustard, slice an apple and toast the buns. Serve the turkey burgers topped with slices of apple and some of the maple dijon mustard.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 743mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 47g