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Teriyaki Salmon Salad
1. For dressing, combine teriyaki, vinegar, oil and ginger in a bowl; set aside.
2. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Add sesame oil to skillet, and heat over medium heat until hot. Cook salmon 6-8 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork, carefully turning once.
3. Remove from heat; set aside and cool slightly.
4. Slice bell pepper into thin strips. Using a vegetable peeler, cut carrot into strips.
5. Combine bell pepper, carrots, oranges, spinach and half of dressing in a mixing bowl; toss gently. Divide salad evenly among serving plates; top with salmon. Drizzle with the remaining dressing. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.
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Nutrition (per serving): 350.0 calories; 46% calories from fat; 18.0g total fat; 65.0mg cholesterol; 700.0mg sodium; 21.0g carbohydrates; 4.0g fiber; 17.0g net carbs; 26.0g protein.
Cold Soba Noodles
In Japan, cooked buckwheat noodles are often served with a soy-based dipping sauce; here the sauce is combined with the noodles for a flavorful and easy dish.
1. Cook noodles according to package directions.
2. Drain the noodles in a colander and rinse under cold running water until cool.
3. Transfer to a medium bowl and toss with scallions, oil, soy sauce and sesame seeds.
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Nutrition (per serving): 222.0 calories; 11% calories from fat; 3.0g total fat; 0.0mg cholesterol; 514.0mg sodium; 43.0g carbohydrates; 0.0g fiber; 43.0g net carbs; 9.0g protein.