Salmon BLT Bowls

Bacon, lettuce and tomato are stirred with a light mayo and topped with salmon

It’s officially November and we’re heading into my favorite holiday season! I should just admit that yes, I am one of those people that loves the Christmas season. And ugh I hate saying ‘Christmas’ because everyone celebrates the holidays differently which I think it awesome, but I didn’t want to confuse it with the Thanksgiving holiday, so forgive me.

But here’s my deal. I completely and utterly (and proudly!) nerd out on Thanksgiving day. First of all it’s the superbowl of eating. Hello foodie paradise! Then, there’s football on all afternoon, and fun fact about me – I love sports! I’m actually in a fantasy football league for the third year in a row, and doing quite well I might add.

BLT bowls with salmon filets

Then, after all of eating and football and naps I head back to my house where I take off my leggings and put on my sweatpants (never jeans on Turkey day people, never jeans) and I put up my Christmas tree while drinking wine and listening to music. Not holiday music (which I’m strangely not that into given how much I love the holidays) but whatever music mood strikes.

Once the tree is up and my dog stops giving me the ‘oh my lord she’s at it again this holiday’ look I snuggle on in with just the glow of the tree lights convinced that I’m going to watch Home Alone and Christmas Vacation and Elf and Harry Potter and A Charlie Brown Christmas alllllllll in one night. And an hour into the first movie I’m sleeping.

BLT bowls topped with salmon filets

If you’re wondering where Dylan is in all of this he’s being a good sport. I just can’t really say ‘we’ in all of this storytelling because this complete Buddy The Elf excitement for the holidays lies with me. He’s pretty normal about it all. Me, not so much.

But I digress, because really all of this rambling has nothing to do with these Salmon BLT Bowls and everything to do with my excitement for the fact that it’s November.

BLT bowls topped with salmon filets

Except that after you eat allllllll of that yummy turkey day food, and then you get super duper tired of turkey by the 3rd day of leftovers, you can eat this healthy bowl of Salmon BLT and thank the stars that you’ve had something to eat other than turkey.

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BLT bowls with salmon filets

Yields 2 bowls

Salmon BLT Bowls

10 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 c. romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 large tomato, roughly diced
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 c. mayo

Instructions

  1. Turn your oven broiler on high.
  2. While the broiler is warming up season the salmon with the salt and pepper and set on a baking sheet. Set aside.
  3. In large bowl combine the chopped lettuce, tomato and bacon. Toss with the mayo and divide between two bowls.
  4. Broil the salmon for 3-5 minutes, or until the fish a flaky but not overcooked.
  5. Chop up the salmon and place one fillet on top of each bowl. Add 1/4 of the avocado to each bowl. Enjoy!
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Cheers!
Heather


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