Salmon & Tomato Salad

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Salmon & Tomato Salad is a perfect make-ahead lunch. It’s bursting with juicy flavor thanks to NatureSweet Cherubs tomatoes and has healthy protein from the salmon and beans. 

This is a sponsored article written on behalf of NatureSweet

salmon and tomato salad on plate

We’ve been working on eating healthy, and meal prep helps so much with that. This delicious Salmon & Tomato Salad with NatureSweet Cherubs tomatoes is full of protein and flavor. 

Cannellini beans and salmon make it hearty, and a bit of cucumber adds crunch. It’s finished with a simple lemon dressing and is perfect for make-ahead lunches. 

beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, green onions in bowl

I know what you’re thinking--the gardening lady is buying tomatoes? 

Yes, I sure am! And there are two good reasons for this. 

First, my tomato seedlings are currently 2 inches tall, and this yummy recipe can’t wait. Second, if you want delicious tomatoes any time of the year, you can rely on NatureSweet

salmon and tomato salad on plate

Why NatureSweet?

Many of my friends in high school had parents who were farmworkers. As a result of knowing them and others in this space, I feel strongly about farmworkers’ rights. 

I’ve seen NatureSweet tomatoes at the grocery store for years, but I was unaware of everything they do for their Associates (employees). Check this out:

  • NatureSweet is Fair Trade Certified, which means they adhere to rigorous social, environmental, and economic standards. 
  • They also meet the industry’s highest standards for working conditions, food safety, and pest management--the Equitable Food Initiative.
  • Associates receive fair pay, health and safety training, and benefits, as well as programs to help them further their education.

How cool is that? I think most of the companies in the produce section could learn a thing or two here. 

salmon tomato salad on plate

Why NatureSweet Cherubs?

NatureSweet has lots of delicious, juicy tomato varieties (I’m a big fan of the multicolored Constellations). All of their tomatoes are hand-picked and hand-packaged, so you know they’ve been treated with care from the farm to your plate.

I chose Cherubs for this recipe because they’re compact grape tomatoes with meaty flesh. Their skin is a bit thicker than cherry tomatoes, so they hold up better and won’t split in your lunchbox.

Cherubs are perfect for this healthy salad because they’re low calorie, low fat, and full of vitamins C and A. They’re also cholesterol free and a good source of fiber. You just can’t get better than that!

hands holding platter of salmon and tomato salad

salmon tomato salad on plate

Salmon & Tomato Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Salmon & Tomato Salad is a perfect make-ahead lunch. It’s bursting with juicy flavor thanks to NatureSweet Cherubs tomatoes and has healthy protein from the salmon and beans. 

Ingredients

  • 2 - 4 oz salmon fillets
  • 1 - 14.5 oz can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 - 10 oz package NatureSweet Cherubs tomatoes
  • 1 - Mini cucumber, diced; or ½ English cucumber, diced
  • 2 - green onions, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Dressing

  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Drain the beans in a strainer and rinse well.
  2. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine beans, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions, and parsley. 
  4. Pour the dressing over and mix gently to combine. Set this aside and allow the flavors to meld while you sear the salmon. 
  5. Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium heat and add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. When the oil shimmers, place the salmon in the pan skin side up. After about 3 minutes, flip the salmon over and cover. Cook for 2-3 minutes until done to your liking. 
  6. You can flake the salmon and mix it into the salad, or plate it as I’ve done here. Enjoy!
This is a sponsored article written on behalf of NatureSweet

grape tomato on fork

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