BBQ Salmon with Tomato Vinaigrette over Mixed Greens

    6 hours 30 min

    Barbecued salmon fillets with a homemade tomato vinaigrette served over mixed greens. This is a deliciously simple recipe that never fails to impress.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons chilli powder
    • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
    • 1 tablespoon paprika
    • 6 (170g) fillets salmon
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 350ml tomato juice
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic or cider vinegar
    • 8 tablespoons chopped tomatoes
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 450g mixed salad greens, rinsed and dried

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:6hr chilling  ›  Ready in:6hr30min 

    1. In a small bowl, mix together chilli powder, garlic granules, onion powder, sugar, salt, allspice, cumin, white pepper and paprika. Reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture for the vinaigrette, and sprinkle remaining spice mixture over salmon fillets. Cover, and refrigerate for 6 hours.
    2. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
    3. Lightly oil barbecue grate, and spread a small amount of olive oil on salmon fillets. Cook salmon 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until easily flaked with a fork.
    4. In a small bowl, mix together tomato juice, vinegar, tomatoes, olive oil and reserved spice mixture to make vinaigrette. Place salad greens in a large bowl, drizzle with vinaigrette, and toss to coat.
    5. Divide greens among individual serving plates. Top each plate with a salmon fillet, and spoon any remaining vinaigrette over the salmon.

    Onion powder

    Onion powder is available in Asian shops and some larger supermarkets. In a pinch, use finely minced onion or shallot to taste, or omit altogether.

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    WOW!!! This has become a favorite of family and friends. The BEST salmon recipe ever! The combination of spices is incredible. And, please, do serve it on the greens with the makes the meal!  -  17 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipe that takes little time to prepare. I have used it for guests twice now, and even the pickiest eaters love it.  -  12 Jun 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The spice on this was great! I cooked this on my George Foreman for about 4 minutes and it turned out really well.  -  17 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)