This Warm Greens Salad with Smoked Salmon and Goat cheese will satisfy your tastebuds and nourish your Body! A low carb warm greens salad packed full of healthy fats and protein. Whipped Goat cheese to top! Simple, gluten free, healthy, and so delicious!
I’m thinking I may need to rename my blog to Cotter’s Cravings. Because, let’s face it, this week’s recipes are healthy indulgences that were all centered around my cravings. I do not lie folks. Potato bread (Mmmm carbs), Brown Butter Cookies (Savory sweet tooth), and now I’m craving a warm greens salads and healthy fats, including whipped goat cheese and salmon. Oh and olives and egg included. I feel so fancy schmancy because it’s similar to a French Bistro salad, just warm and without the bacon. But the truth is, I made this Salmon Goat Cheese Warm Greens Salad to “balance out” the rest of the week. And yes, it was a low carb high fat balance… errrr craving?
In fact, the Kiwi (aka my husband) and I both had a hankering (that is a word) for high fat nourishing meal. Now, you might be thinking…. “why the whole low carb high fat thing?” How is this low carb meal so beneficial for ya? I’d say it’s very individualized, but for US there’s a time and a place for this type of power salad meal.
You ready for some nerdy nutrition talk?
One word. Okay two. Stress and Anxiety. In times of high stress or anxiety, healthy fats do WONDERS! The natural salt replenish minerals, and the goat cheese (if low lactose dairy is well tolerated) adds in more calcium (another mineral), not to mention good gut bacteria. Olives are also high in Vitamin E and Selenium. The cool that about Vitamin E (an antioxidant) and Selenium (a trace mineral) is that they work synergistically to help body to fight oxidative stress. So ya, Olives are an awesome anti-inflammatory rich food. Oh and Salmon and Egg yolk are both high in Vitamin D, which is good for boosting your mood and calcium absorption.
When the body is stressed a lot of nutrients (especially minerals) are are more easily depleted. You see where I’m going with this, right? A simple low carb high fat warms greens salad turned into a MEGA POWER BOWL! This Salmon Goat Cheese Warm Greens Salad replenishes and restores, cravings and nutrients. Plus it’s like…. SUPER DUPER easy to make. It’s a No stress meal! haha.
Thanks to Sizzlefish for the awesome smoked salmon. I’m *hooked.* Puns are needed, always.
The only thing you really need to do is steam the greens for the warm green salad part of course. Just toss some winter greens or kale in a little olive oil and broth, place in a pan, cover, and voila! See, more healthy fats and mega nutrients. YEA BUDDY!
Ya’ll, this Salmon Goat Cheese Warm Greens Salad POWER bowl is my go to lunch for the season. It feels nourishing and comforting to the soul. In times when I (we) feel overwhelmed, worn out, or stressed, I bust out this bowl of warm greens salad goodness.
I also make a bigger batch of the herbed whipped goat cheese, just in case I want to use it for other things. For example, maybe… like on crostini. Those will be saved for parties and entertaining. Don’t worry, the whipped goat cheese also takes like 2 seconds to make too, and I’ll put that in the recipe. Whip it, Whip it good!
Nutrition Per Salad Bowl
This warming dish also makes for great brunch salad. Just in case you want to add more savory and low carb items to your menu. Hey, everyone has their dietary preferences. We don’t judge. Just keep it real food and serve with love.
Speaking of real. Things just got REAL in the Cotter household. We are moving. To another state. In one month. And we have no place to live yet. And it was just finalized 3 days ago.
Cue the stress and anxiety!!!! EEEEEK! More to come. After I flip and eat all the smoked salmon and goat cheese.
P.S Don’t worry, it’s a good change. But change is always a bit scary, right?
Anyone want to find us a house in Salt Lake City?
What’s your POWER bowl of choice? Ever made your own whipped goat cheese? Warms greens salad, yay or nay?
Cheers to Crazy Cotter’s new adventures!