Practising Dietitian Megan Alsford has prepared a special Salmon and Soba Noodle Salad recipe for The Carousel that’s packed full of goodness.
“We often feel refreshed in the New Year and motivation for healthy living is high, so it’s a good idea to make the most of this momentum with sustainable and realistic changes that can make a big difference,” she says.
“We always have the best intentions around our health and wellness but often struggle to find achievable ways to implement changes.
“We’re heading back to work, the kids might still be on school holidays, family may be visiting – either way it’s a busy time and it’s important to not beat yourself up if you can’t be healthy in every way all the time.”
To help you get on the right track, try the recipe below by Megan – the Amcal Wellness Program Manager.
SALMON AND SOBA NOODLE SALAD
- 400g salmon fillets, skin removed
- 200g snow peas, trimmed and cut diagonally
- 200g soba noodles (see note)
- 8 spring onions, thinly sliced
- 120g baby spinach leaves
- 1 ½ tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon salt-reduced soy sauce
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Place a large sheet of baking paper on a flat baking tray. Place the fillets in the centre of baking paper. Fold paper to enclose salmon and tuck in edges. Bake for 10 minutes. Stand for 5 minutes.
- Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add snow peas and boil for 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a colander. Rinse under cold water to cool them down. Pat dry with paper towels. Place in a large bowl.
- Finely slice the spring onions and add to the snow peas with the spinach.
- Return water to the boil. Add noodles and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until just tender. Drain. Rinse under cold water. Add to bowl of veggies.
- Open paper parcels, Flake salmon into large chunks. Add to the bowl with the noodles and veggies.
- For the dressing, combine canola oil, vinegar, sesame oil and soy sauce in a small bowl and mix well. Drizzle over salad. Toss to combine. Serve.
Notes & Tips: Soba noodles are brown Japanese noodles made from buckwheat. Find them in the Asian section of the supermarket.
begoodtyourself.com.au for more information and recipe ideas.