Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fab Fit Day: Citrus Salmon Caesar Salad

Eating healthy can be sneaky. Restaurants offer tons of healthy options, but sometimes we overlook them and go for the green. Last week I was at an Italian restaurant and was unsure what to order. I didn't want to go overboard on the carbs and I wanted something light. I ordered a citrus salmon Caesar salad. The waiter came back with a medium sized salad drenched in dressing (after I asked for it on the side, but I never have the heart to say anything) greasy salmon, I didn't even know I salmon could get greasy! The cheese was piled high and there was more home made butter croutons than lettuce. I knew right away that this was very unhealthy, I looked on the restaurants website out curiosity and was shocked. That Caesar salad was 1100 calories! That's way too much for a salad. The spaghetti and meatballs, seafood ravioli, and chicken fingers were fewer calories. A lot of people who are dieting are fooled by the term "Salad". I decided to create a healthier version of the salad for dinner the other night and it tasted amazing without all the extra junk. 


  • 3.5Oz Salmon Fillet
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Squeezed Orange
  • 1 Tsp Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Green Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Fat Free Croutons
  • 3 Cups Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp Reduced Fat Parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp Caesar dressing (On the side)


  1. Preheat over to 350.
  2. In a oven safe bowl, place salmon on top of layer of tin foil. 
  3. Squeeze orange and life juice over fillet
  4. Sprinkle brown sugar and onion
  5. Flavor with lemon pepper
  6. Cook for 14-16 minutes
(Place on top of salad)

Calories: 233 Fat:8g, Protein: 19g, Carbs 26g, Fiber 7g

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