Veracruz Style Salmon on a Bed of Greens

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Veracruz Style Salmon on a Bed of Greens
15 min
12 min
2 servings
  • This Veracruz style salmon is served over greens and then topped with a mixture of tomatoes, green olives and capers. A delicious, new way to serve salmon.

The Secret Ingredient


  • 2 teaspoons NESCAFÉ CLÁSICO 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon MAGGI Granulated Chicken Flavor Bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 (6 ounces each) salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil, divided
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced green olives with pimiento
  • 1 teaspoon capers
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 cups chopped packed spring greens (or romaine, arugula or iceberg)
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Make It

Step 1

Combine coffee granules, sugar, bouillon, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and white pepper in a small bowl.

Step 2

Rub salmon filets with coffee mixture on top and bottom.

Step 3

Heat 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add tomato, olives and capers; cook for 5 minutes or until the skin begins to peel from the tomato pieces. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.

Step 4

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Carefully place both salmon pieces in skillet; pan fry for 4 minutes on one side. Turn over and fry second side for 3 minutes.

Step 5

Whisk olive oil, vinegar, shallot, mustard, salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl until well mixed.

Step 6

Place greens in a large bowl; toss with vinaigrette until evenly coated. Place 1 ½ cups salad on each serving plate. Place salmon filets on greens and top with half tomato/olive mixture. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
Instead of greens, salmon can be served atop cooked pasta or white steamed rice.