Blackened Salmon Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing

Yield: 4 servings

This light, fresh, and colorful salad is bursting with fantastic flavor and texture. This is a salad you'd actually want to eat! Don't you just love how bright and fresh...

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9 Responses to “Blackened Salmon Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing”

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    Tieghan — July 26, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Blackened salmon is a HUGE favorite around here and I make it I al time. Although yours looks much prettier than mine, I have to try and not grill the salmon next time because your seared fish looks so good. Oh and the avocado ranch is another huge favorite over here. It is so good!! I love this whole meal, Tessa!! All my favorite flavors and foods!

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    cassie — July 26, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Gorgeous, Tessa! Salmon is a favorite of mine!

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    Susan at Savvy Single Suppers — July 26, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Looks incredible. Definitely on my “Must Try” list. Thanks, Tessa.

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    madscar — July 27, 2013 at 1:09 am

    This is amazing!I love it:)

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    Carolyn — July 27, 2013 at 3:23 am

    This looks fantastic, Tessa! I am pinning it with the full intention of making it in the next few weeks. I don’t say that lightly 😉

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      Tessa — July 27, 2013 at 8:30 am

      Thank you Carolyn! Hope you like it 🙂 🙂

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    Mimi — July 28, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    ohmygosh, this looks delicious! i love salmon! 😀

    <3, Mimi

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    MaryAnn — October 4, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    I found this post on Pinterest while looking for salmon salad recipes but I’m commenting on your Looking For Alaska review. I respect the fact that that you didn’t dig LFA but I will say your comments about Alaska having ” unexplainable and stereotypical mood swings” are missing the point. Alaska is a severely depressed and emotionally disturbed young woman. While she is bitchy and sexually aggressive, it’s not because she is “stereotypically female” it’s because she is depressed and blames herself for her mothers death. If you didn’t like the book, thats cool. I just wanted to point out that Mr. Green isn’t being mysoginistic, he’s fairly accurately describing someone who is suffering from depression.

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      Tessa — October 5, 2014 at 12:21 pm

      Hi MaryAnn, thanks for your comments. I’d like to point out that no one ever reads the same book – we all interpret writing differently. It’s been well over a year since I read the book but my impression of Green’s treatment of most all of the female characters reflected many gender stereotypes and unfavorably slanted perceptions. Most of the female characters are simply objects of sexual fantasy. The treatment of Lara is perhaps the worst, demonstrating to the young women reading that nice girls must submit to the sexual desire of boys to be considered attractive. And even then they are likely to be still treated without much respect. I understand that we are seeing the world and female characters through Mile’s eyes, but overall I felt it didn’t really bolster women in any way and would be wary of the impressions given to all the young women who are in love with this book.

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