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Salmon Shawarma Salad from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
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Salmon Shawarma Salad

Your favorite flavors from Shawarma made into a Salmon Shawarma Salad with a Kale-Tabouli-ish base!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Shawarma, Shawarma recipe, kale Shawarma, salmon Shawarma, salmon Shawarma salad, fish Shawarma, how to make salmon Shawarma
Servings: 2 people
Author: Gaby


For the Salmon

  • 2 lemons, juiced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound salmon

For the Bowls

  • 1 head shedded dinosaur kale
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 Persian cucumbers, diced
  • 1 cup Tzatziki
  • Homemade Pita Chips
  • 1 recipe Lemon Vinaigrette

For the Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper


For the Salmon

  • In a large zip-top bag, combine the lemon juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, oregano and red-pepper flakes. Add the salmon, zip the top of the bag and give it a quick shake to combine. Refrigerator for 2 hours.
  • Preheat a cast iron to medium high heat. Remove the salmon from the marinade and grill for 3-4 minutes on each side until crispy but not overcooked. Remove and set aside to rest.

For the Salad

  • Transfer the salmon to a large bowl and toss to combine with the quinoa, parsley, mint, cherry tomatoes and cucumbers and lemon vinaigrette. (to make the lemon vinaigrette, just whisk everything together)
  • Divide the shredded kale amongst 2 bowls and top with a hefty portion of the salmon tomato mixture. Drizzle with tzatziki or serve it on the side. Also pita chips on the side.