Ilva of Lucillian Delights is hosting the latest Heart of the Matter blog event with the theme of quick and easy (and healthy!) meals to help us all get through the cooking and eating frenzy between now and the new year. You can find round-ups for previous HotM events here.
My go-to meal when I'm craving something simple and healthy is completely no-cook and so ridiculously easy that I'm almost embarrassed to be writing about it, yet every time I serve it to company they seem to think it's complex and fancy (my favorite kind of recipe!). My sister introduced me to this idea for a very clean-tasting salad of greens topped with thinly sliced smoked salmon, lemon juice, capers and dill. It's been a menu-regular ever since.
Greens Topped with Salmon and Dill
One package of cured/smoked salmon (I usually buy Nova Scotia) will make two very satisfying salads.
Toss your choice of greens with 1 tablespoon of good olive oil (we sometimes use a gorgeous olive oil infused with meyer lemon) and arrange them on two plates. Carefully layer the thin slices of salmon over the greens. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over each salad. Top with capers and as much fresh (roughly chopped) dill as you like. Sometimes I add a little finely chopped red onion. Season with black pepper.