This was one of those providential recipes that just sort of fell together. I was craving a bright salad – where I live, cucumber/tomato salad is ubiquitous – my auto-pilot has Asian flavors on the brain – and I had half a tub of premade hummus that needed using up. And past-me was smart and put two salmon fillets in the freezer. Go, past-me. Thanks for looking out.
Hummus Salad with Relish
First, start the salmon:
1 salmon fillet per person (defrosted if frozen)
Red chili powder
Salt & pepper
Pat the salmon dry, dust with spices on both sides and pan sautee in a couple spritzes neutral oil until your desired doneness is reached. We like a nice medium.
While the salmon is working, make the relish:
1 medium cucumber, chopped
1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 ounce pickled ginger, minced
2 tsp. sriracha
2 Tbsp. coconut aminos
Juice of 1 lime
I scallion, minced
Combine all relish ingredients and let sit.
Leftover rice cooked in chicken stock (I had a mixture of basmati and wild rice I’d made a few days before)
3-4 Tbsp. hummus per person
To assemble, line the bowl with a generous smear of hummus. Top with the rice, lay the fish on top of that and spoon some relish over the whole shebang.
Makes enough relish for 4; the rest is up to you