Mediterranean Salmon Salad + Weekly Menu


Yesterday was the first Saturday I have thoroughly enjoyed in…too long.

I slept in until…almost 8am. Lily and I played soccer in the backyard. Mr. Prevention and I had breakfast and coffee and ventured out to run errands and grocery shop together. I nearly escaped with nothing added to my cart that wasn’t on the list and when I ran back to get quinoa, he took the cart and loaded up on Powerade. Zero. He loves the stuff.

Still, our grocery bill was only $69 for the week. I was pleased!


I came home and made this salad. I loved this salad.

I knew from the second I saw it on Estela’s blog that this was a salad made for me.

I love salads, but a meal of lettuce alone doesn’t sustain me. And most people have the connotation of healthy and “diets” = salads. Boring, flavorless salads. Bleck. This salad packs lots of nutrition — omega 3′s, fiber, vitamin C, you name it. And it’s filling…because it’s not just lettuce. And I feel satisfied because it’s not just lettuce. But it doesn’t skimp on flavor…TONS of flavor. It was incredible. I haven’t enjoyed a salad this much in far too long.


After lunch, I did some blog photography before pounding out a quick (for me) 5K in 30:08. It felt awesome. I should probably knock on wood, but my ankle is feeling back to 100%.

I got ready and met Donna for martinis and appetizers. How two women can jabber on for 3 1/2 hours and it feels like 30 minutes…it always happens. I had promised Mr. Prevention deep dish pizza, so I came home to start that. While the dough did its thing….twice…we caught up with the DVR and watched some Discovery channel. Nerd alert.

A night in was just what I needed. And the pizza, it wasn’t too shabby either. ;)


Weekly Menu: April 28th – May 3rd

Other than grading…today has no plans! :-D

Be well,


  1. this is my kind of salad! Lo love all of the flavors and textures. I think that’s what a good salad ought to be. Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

  2. This salad looks amazing! I just ate dinner and I am stuffed, but looking at this makes me hungry!

  3. Oooh this looks really good. I love the salmon artichoke combination. And the dressing sounds divine too! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful salad! Love all the ingredients that have gone into this dish! Bookmarked this recipe as I have to try it asap :)

  5. That salad looks amazing!! And nothing like a good Saturday. I’m about to venture out for hopefully a great Sunday. Hope yours is wonderful as well!

  6. I can certainly understand why you enjoyed this salad! It looks delicious!!!! It has some real depth of flavors and lots of wonderful textures! Great salad!

  7. I agree! I hate boring salads. This salad looks full of flavor! YUM!
    I have yet to do my grocery shopping so I may just have to put these toppings on my list.

  8. Can I come over for dinner, Nicole? Seriously, this salad AND deep-dish pizza for a weeknight dinner – normally I just order take-out on the weekends! Anyways, this salad looks delicious! I love that you added artichokes – I’m obsessed! :-)

  9. I am so glad you loved the salad!! We actually had it for dinner tonight :)

    • Nicole, RD says:

      Adored it! Can’t wait for leftovers tomorrow for lunch! I was going to comment on your blog, but it still won’t let me leave comments :(

  10. Your morning started out like our typical Sundays…with less sleeping in!

  11. Pinned it!! YUM!! If only Nick would eat salmon, I think I’d make this every night.
    And ummm..I catch Nick watching the Discovery Channel and/or the History channel ALL THE TIME. Actually I love the discovery channel lately because they’ve been playing those Earth movies…I forget what they are called, Planet Earth maybe? They are so entertaining!!
    Have a wonderful week Nicole!

  12. YUM! I have to drive to the city and get some salmon right away!! I can’t wait to make this salad. :)

    Nicole, I wanted to tell you my granddaughter ran a half marathon at U of I on Saturday. :)

  13. Nicole, this was out of this world! Obviously I thought it was good or I wouldn’t have made it, but I wasn’t expecting it to blow my socks off!


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