Grilling is synonymous with summer (or generally just warm weather in my book), but often the old standbys are not particularly light. Hamburgers, steak, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good burger, but when you fire up the grill as frequently as we do, you’ve got to have some lighter meals in the rotation as well. This salad is perfect summer fare in my book. It starts with a base of mixed greens tossed in a simple tangy vinaigrette. The greens are topped with a simply grilled salmon fillet and the whole thing is finished off with toasted almond slivers for crunch and sliced strawberries for a sweet counterbalance to the tart dressing. Though I opted for simplicity here, I think a sprinkle of crumbled feta would be a welcome addition to this dish. The other great thing about this meal is the simplicity and ease of preparation. The dressing, greens, almonds and berries can be prepped in the time it takes to heat up the grill and you’re just a few short minutes from an awesome lunch or dinner.
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