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Salmon Grain Bowl with Carrot-Miso Dressing

Salmon Grain Bowl with Carrot-Miso Dressing

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Hands On 20 mins
  • Total Time 50 mins

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Sit down on a Wednesday to a bowl of hearty whole-grain farro, seared salmon, and fresh spinach, cucumber and radish. The carrot-flecked dressing riffs off one that's a standby at Japanese restaurants.


  • 3 tablespoons finely shredded fresh carrot
  • 3 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted, plus extra for garnish (optional)
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon honey
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Grain Bowl and Toppers
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked farro
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 4 - 5 - ounces center cut salmon fillets, skinned
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced seedless cucumber


  1. Dressing For dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together carrot, miso, sesame seeds, vinegar, ginger, sesame oil and honey. Gradually whisk in 5 tablespoons vegetable oil, followed by the water. Set aside.
  2. Grain Bowl and Toppers For farro: Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Cook farro according to package instructions, or until tender. Drain and keep warm.
  3. Grain Bowl and Toppers For salmon: Heat an extra-large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil; swirl to coat pan. Sprinkle salmon with salt. When pan is very hot but not smoking, add fillets, top sides down. Cook 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness of fish or until fillets flake when tested with a fork, turning once.
  4. Grain Bowl and Toppers Divide farro among bowls or plates. Top each portion with salmon, spinach, radishes and cucumber. Whisk dressing and drizzle over each serving. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds, if desired.


  • Swap Out the Salmon This bowl would be equally good made with shrimp, chicken or seared tofu.

Nutrition Facts

(Salmon Grain Bowl with Carrot-Miso Dressing)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 18, Folate (µg) 88, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, pro. (g) 36, calcium (mg) 87, sugar (g) 3, Potassium (mg) 495, fiber (g) 13, sodium (mg) 575, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 3, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, vit. C (mg) 14, vit. A (IU) 3835, iron (mg) 5, sat. fat (g) 6, chol. (mg) 62, Fat, total (g) 40, cal. (kcal) 776, Niacin (mg) 10, Monounsaturated fat (g) 8, carb. (g) 64

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