Harissa Salmon with Spinach Papaya Salad

harissa salmon and papaya spinach saladI cannot even begin to tell you how happy my taste buds are right now. I just ate this for lunch and I have to say I was really sorry when it was all gone because I could have kept on eating happily till I burst, it was just that yummy!

The natural sweetness of the papaya and citrus salad dressing mingled with the spiciness of the Harissa is a match made in heaven! This is definitely a meal that will be on my plate several times per week from now on. So very healthy yet so delicious you don’t feel like you are eating smart. It almost feels like you are cheating. lol And even better, it is a super quick meal to throw together. It takes about 5 minutes start to finish…how good is that? There is no reason to eat fast food junk when this quality of meal is only 5 minutes away!

And let’s talk about how good it is for you too. I think everyone knows how good salmon is for you so I won’t go into that. Harissa, spinach, papaya and papaya seeds contain some pretty powerful detoxifying properties and are high in antioxidants as well. So this meal will not only make your mouth happy, your body will thank you too.

Harissa Salmon Recipe


  • Salmon fillets, frozen or fresh
  • Harissa paste, 1-2 tbsp per fillet


Place frozen salmon fillet on a microwave safe dish and top with a tbsp of Harissa. Nuke for 5-6 minutes on high. That’s it!

Papaya Spinach Salad Recipe


  • 1/2 c diced papaya
  • handful of baby spinach leaves
  • 1 green onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp papaya seeds
  • juice from one small orange
  • 1 tsp organic apple cider vinegar with mother
  • 1 tbsp Harissa oil (optional)
  • 1/4 c olive oil


Pile the baby spinach, diced papaya and onions on your plate. Combine all other ingredients into a blender, magic bullet or vitamix and blend until seeds are chopped up. Pour a generous amount over your salad and store the rest of the dressing in the fridge for another day.

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