Bon EYEppetit: Smoked salmon salad

Fin-tastic for your eyes

Zest up your salad (and your eyes) with lemony-dill dressing drizzled over smoked salmon, avocado and crunchy cucumber on a bed of spinach. The smoked salmon is full of fin-tastic vision nutrients – like zinc and fatty acids which are important for visual development, retinal function and night vision.1 The spinach may not make your biceps swell like balloons but it does contain lutein and zeaxanthin to help lower the risk of age-related macular degeneration2– the leading cause of vision loss in people 50 and older.

Serves: 1
Time: 10 mins
Difficult: Easy

Ingredients

1 serving of smoked salmon (about 2 oz.)
1 tsp fresh dill
1/2 lemon
2 tbsp of olive oil
1/3 small cucumber
1 small radish
1/4 avocado
1/2 cup of spinach
1/2 cup of arugula

Steps

  1. Start by washing all fresh ingredients.
  2. To make the dressing, combine juice from half of a lemon, olive oil, and chopped dill into small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
  3. Once you’ve finished your dressing, combine spinach and arugula into a separate, large bowl.
  4. Next, using a sharp knife, dice the cucumber and thinly slice the radish.
  5. Half and carefully remove pit from avocado. Slice and
  6. Add cucumber, radish and avocado to the bowl with the spinach and arugula.
  7. Top with smoked salmon, then drizzle with lemon olive oil dressing and enjoy.

  8. 1. Ricker, Stuart, and Steven Newman. “Caring for Your Vision: Diet & Nutrition.” American Optometric Association,. https://www.aoa.org/.

    2. Lutein and Zeaxanthin – Eye-Friendly Nutrients. American Optometric Association, https://www.aoa.org/.