Cucumber Sweet Pepper Salad with Air Fried Salmon

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This salad proves that healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland or boring. Crisp vegetables, tender, flakey salmon, and a tangy ginger dressing combine to create a nutritious, filling meal you’ll look forward to eating!

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    What can I expect? 

    This salad is a meal. You’ll enjoy the delightful crisp of fresh cucumber and bell pepper, intermixed with warm bites of salmon. Topped with a healthy, homemade dressing, this salad is full of vitamins, nutrients, fiber, protein, and healthy fat. 

    It’s quick to make, loaded with flavor, and guaranteed to keep you full. 

    Is This Cucumber Bell Pepper Salad Healthy? 

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      Let’s take a look at the main ingredients:

      • Cucumber
      • Bell pepper
      • Salmon
      • Dressing

      Cucumbers, bell peppers, and salmon are natural, nutritious food sources. Each has its own list of health benefits. Combine them together with a few seasonings, and you’ve got a healthy salad. 

      Sugar is what makes food unhealthy.

      The average salad dressing has upwards of 38g of sugar. 

      Combined with a lack of protein and refined carbs included with most salads, and you’re looking at heartburn with an energy crash. (And you’ll be scouring the pantry for your next sugar snack within the hour.)

      Replace the dressing with a homemade, naturally sugar-free alternative, and this recipe becomes nourishment. The ingredients provide a steady stream of energy that will keep you feeling great until your next meal. 

      Enjoy this cucumber bell pepper salad with salmon knowing it supports your well-being. Learn more about eating less sugar here.

      Cucumber Bell Pepper Salad Tips 

      1. Swap out the protein

      Not a fan of salmon? Replace it with any other protein you like best. Tuna, white fish, or lemon garlic chicken would all make great options. 

      2. Include extra mix-ins

      Add extra flavor and crunch with additional ingredients like nuts, seeds, sliced avocado, or more vegetables like tomatoes, mushrooms, onion, or zucchini. 

      3. Prepare in advance

      Prepare the salad and salmon for easy meals throughout the week, and store them in separate airtight containers in the fridge. The salad will stay fresh for one to two days, and the salmon will keep for up to three to four days. 

      4. Bulk up your meal 

      This salad is filling on its own, but you can never go wrong with a side or two, especially if you’re feeding a crowd! Pair it with low-carb dinner rolls for a complete spread. Then, add a dessert like a peanut butter cottage cheese ice cream or a low-carb cookie skillet to satisfy your sweet tooth! 

      5. Save the extra dressing

      Instead of throwing out the extra dressing, store it in the fridge to use on another batch of salads or to add flavor to chicken, shrimp, or veggies!

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        Cucumber Bell Pepper Salad (salmon)

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        Cucumber Bell Pepper Salad (salmon) 
        Prep Time:10 minutes
        Cook Time:10 minutes


        • 1 English cucumber
        • 1 bag – mini bell peppers (2 lb bag)
        • cup – ginger dressing homemade (see below) or store bought
        • Tbsp – of everything but the bagel seasoning
        • 2 Tbsp Trader Joe's Chili Onion Crunch or chili sauce
        • 2 6 oz positioned salmon filets  (the fish counter at your grocery store will cut to size)
        • 2 tsp olive oil
        • ½ tsp salt (¼ tsp per salmon filet)


        • 2 Tbsp sesame oil
        • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
        • 1 tsp fresh minced ginger (or powder)
        • .25 tsp garlic powder
        • 1/8 tsp salt



        • In a bowl whisk all ingredients together


        • Brush each salmon filet (both sides) with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt.  Place on parchment paper or aluminum foil and place them in your air fryer.  Cook at 390 degrees for 8-10 minutes. (internal temperature should be 145 and the filet should flake easily with a fork.)
        • While the salmon is cooking. Slice peppers and cucumbers and place in medium sized bowl.
        • Add dressing, seasoning, and chili onion crunch and mix well.
        • Enjoy!



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        Recipe from Neutral Eating:
        Servings: 2
        Author: NEUTRAL EATING
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