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Marinade Onion Smoked Salmon Salad

Salmon salad 2

   A couple of weeks ago was my mothers birthday. My sister, the girls and I always have lunch at my mother beautiful home. My mother has huge dietary restrictions, so I was a bit challenged creating a recipe she has not had before. My sister made a lovely butternut squash/apple soup and I decided to make a salad with marinaded red onions, smoked lox and dried apricot stuffed olives (our local store carries these in their olive bar). I have not tried marinading onions before and I have to say they were yummy.  I let them marinate for two day before using them.

    This is a cheap and easy way to bling up a simple inexpensive food as onions. I want to experiment some more with this idea. Maybe adding some herbs from my garden this summer. I have to say the salad was a big hit. So were these Paleo Fudgy Brownies I made!! Happy belated birthday mom. I loveand admire you xox

Smoked salmon

Marinaded Onion Smoked Salmon Salad

Serves 2

Smoked salmon or lox

Marinated red onions*

olives, I used dried apricot stuffed green olives

assorted salad greens


Dress greens in vinaigrette. Garnish greens with slices red  onions. Then add smoked salmon flakes or lox rolled into a rosettes. Cut whole olives into two pieces to make leaves for the rosettes.

* Marinated Red Onions

1 red onion, thickly sliced

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 garlic, minced

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

Toss all together in a tightly covered dish. Refrigerate at lest a day.



1/2 cup good olive oil

3 TBL of the balsamic from onions

1/4 tsp of a sweetener (I use maple syrup)

salt and pepper to taste.

Whisk all together and adjust to your liking. I do not like my vinaigrette's to vinegary.




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Oh how funny about your Mom when I see your Paleo recipe here. This is how we've been eating since Aug 2010 and it's a very healthful way to eat, no junk, no processed foods at all, just all real food and no grains. Maybe your Mom is gluten intolerant we are not we choose to eat this way for the health benefits if being off sugars.


Looks Yummy Clarice!


Looks and sounds delicious!

no spring chicken

I so would love being on a VERY limited diet if I had a Clarice to cook for me... ;)

Blessings, Debbie


Oh what an elegant and quick dish! You always come up with great recipes, Clarice. By the way, the Italian Meatball Soup was a big hit with the hubby!!! :) xoxo


Yes I am a lucky mom. I love smoked salmon and loved the marinated onions. Thanks for making me a special lunch.


I am a huge smoked salmon fan (actually a fan of anything to do with salmon) This sounds (and looks) just delicious - a lucky mom!

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