Grilled Salmon, Asparagus And Arugula Salad With Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette - E.D.SMITH®

Grilled Salmon, Asparagus And Arugula Salad With Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette

A versatile berry balsamic vinaigrette makes flavour filled lunch or dinner easy Use this homemade vinaigrette on the salmon and salad.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Level Intermediate
Servings 6


  • 6 salmon fillets skin on (each about 5 oz/140 g)
  • 1 bunch asparagus about 1 lb/500 g, trimmed
  • 12 cups (3 L) baby arugula
  • 1 grapefruit segmented into supremes
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) sliced natural almonds

Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) E.D.SMITH TRIPLE FRUITS® Raspberry Strawberry & Blackberry Fruit Spread
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) olive oil
  • 2 shallots minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) grainy mustard
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly ground pepper


  • Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette: Whisk together berry spread, vinegar, oil, shallots, mustard, salt and pepper until combined.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high; grease grate well. Marinate salmon in half of the Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette for 10 minutes. Toss asparagus with 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the vinaigrette. Place salmon skin side up on grill; grill for 4 to 6 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Grill asparagus for 4 to 6 minutes or until tender-crisp; cut into bite-size pieces.
  • Toss arugula with remaining vinaigrette; toss gently with asparagus, grapefruit and red onion. Divide salad among 6 plates; top each with salmon fillet. Garnish with almonds. Serve immediately.


  1. To segment grapefruit into supremes: Slice off the top and bottom of grapefruit. Stand fruit on one of the cut ends; slice off outer peel following the natural curve of the fruit to remove the bitter white pith as well. Working over a bowl to catch all the juices, cut between the membranes to release segments, letting them fall into the bowl.
  2. Use any of your favourite E.D.SMITH TRIPLE FRUITS® Fruit Spreads in the vinaigrette
Type Dips, Marinades & Sauces
Season/Occasion Holiday, Christmas & New Years - Spring & Easter - Summer Fun