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Fish Salad

Fresh combination of vegetables, fish fillet and creamy ranch.
Plates with cabbage and vegetables below a fish, ranch and salsa topping.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 6 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

2 pounds fish fillets (cod, tilapia, snapper or others)
¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper
2 cups shredded cabbage or lettuce
2 cups chopped vegetables (try tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, corn, green onions, celery, avocado)
½ cup low-fat ranch dressing (try Food Hero's Ranch Dressing)
½ cup salsa (try Food Hero's Salsa Roja or Salsa Verde)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Season fish with salt and pepper. Cook by your favorite method until it appears opaque and flakes apart easily (see Notes).
  3. Mix cabbage or lettuce with other vegetables of your choice. Add chunks of fish. Drizzle with ranch dressing and salsa.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • To cook fish:

In a Skillet - Lightly grease a skillet.  Add seasoned fish and cook over medium heat (300 degrees F in an electric skillet) until flesh starts to appear white.  Turn fish over and cook until it flakes easily.

In the Oven - Put seasoned fish in a baking pan and cover with foil. Bake in a 350 degree F oven until fish flakes.

Under a Broiler - Place seasoned fish on a broiler pan.  Broil several inches from the heat until the fish is opaque all the way through and flakes easily.

  • To make tacos instead of salad: Warm tortillas. Layer cabbage or lettuce, more vegetables of your choice and fish on the tortilla. Drizzle with ranch dressing and salsa. Fold in half.

Comments

Awesome recipe and I also added some lime juice before adding it to a mix of tomatoes....AWESOME!!

I boiled my fish and then marinated it in lime juice before adding it to a mix of tomatoes, corn, onions, peppers, grated carrots and avocado.  So tasty! No ranch needed!  What a great light meal for the summertime!

This was really good! It had lots of flavor and it looked amazing!

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