Thursday, August 7, 2014

Salmon with Lavender Honey and a Spinach Berry Salad

One of the treasures we brought home from our weekend in Paonia was a small jar of Lavender Honey, as well as some dried lavender for cooking and baking.

There were so many lovely local ingredients I would have loved to buy, but with our wedding now less than four weeks away, our budget didn't allow for anything more than the honey, fruit for jam, and a few bottles of good olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Oh, and wine, of course.  What would a trip to Colorado wine country be without bringing back a case of wine for the wedding?

I used most of this honey for one of my batches of jam, Peach Jalapeno with Lavender Honey, and the rest for a beautiful piece of salmon for dinner with a fresh spinach and berry salad.  I love when fresh food looks this pretty.

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Salmon with Lavender Honey and a Spinach Berry Salad

  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon
  • 3 tablespoons lavender honey
  • salt and pepper
  • dried lavender
  • fresh baby spinach
  • fresh berries
  • toasted pecans
Honey Mustard Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lavender honey
  • 1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • milk or buttermilk to thin to desired consistency
  • salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 425.  Line a baking sheet with foil and place the salmon on the foil, skin side down.  Drizzle the salmon with the honey and season with salt and pepper.  Roast for about 8-12 minutes, until cooked to your liking.

Serve with the salad and dressing and garnish the salmon with a little dried lavender.

Yields 4 servings

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen


  1. yum!!! this looks sooo good :) these are all the components of my perfect salad!!

    1. After the fact, I was wishing I'd bought some goat cheese for the salad, too, but it was still good without it.

  2. i love salmon.. can't get enough of the stuff! never thought to use lavender with it before, definitely a flavour combination i need to try!

    1. It's a new flavor to me, so I'm not sure what else to put it on!

  3. Actually there are several really good recipes for lavender pound cake. My only way to describe it is it tastes like spring


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