At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is spend a ton of time in the kitchen. You need something fast and healthy, so you have time for quality rest and relaxation. Here’s some inspiration for a delicious quick dinner: Air Fryer Salmon and Kimchee Caesar Salad.
6 months ago, I invested in an air fryer and have come to love it for the quick cooking and perfect preparation of everything from brussel sprouts to egg rolls. When thinking of a quick and easy meal, my mind immediately went to the air fryer and one of my favorite fish to prepare in it; salmon! I can literally have a perfectly cooked, moist fillet of salmon in 7 minutes.
The Kimchee Caesar Salad came about when I was browsing the housemade sauces, broths, and dressings at Foodland Kahala MKT. The Kimchee Caesar dressing sounded like it would add a spicy kick, and it really did! Balanced with the croutons, it was the perfect mix of refreshing, fresh lettuce, a creamy but spicy dressing, with the added crunch and saltiness of the croutons.
Air Fryer Salmon and Kimchee Caesar Salad Recipe
- salmon fillet
- olive oil (I prefer the spray olive oil)
- garlic salt
- Kimchee Caesar dressing (you can also substitute your favorite dressing)
- kimchee (optional)
- Spray your salmon fillet with olive oil.
- Sprinkle fillet with garlic salt.
- Cook in air fryer at 400 degrees for 7 minutes.
- While cooking the salmon, plate your salad with croutons and dressing on top.
- Add your salmon to the plate when it’s done cooking. Put a little kimchee on the side, and enjoy!
Suggestions and Notes
Sometimes I think we equate fast food with being processed or unhealthy. In reality, it’s 100% possible to make quick meals at home that are not only fast, but healthy too. Keeping preparations simple and using fresh, flavorful ingredients will always be the best for satisfying you and keep you feeling your best.
Check out Foodland Kahala MKT. for more meal inspiration by browsing their sauces, broths, and dressings (located in their produce department, next to the poke counter). Also check out my What Does a Vegetarian Eat at a BBQ? and Sriracha Shrimp Roll posts for more quick meal ideas.
Let me know in the comments what your favorite quick meal is for those busy week nights.
(Note: ingredients for this post were provided by Foodland Kahala MKT. as part of their Foodland Ambassador Program.)