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(NC) If your meals for work are starting to feel bland, try a Canadian secret for zipping up sandwiches – mustard. Homemade meals come to life with just a dash of the condiment.

Mustard is a staple crop for Canadian farmers. We export it all around the world – to Europe, the United States and Asia.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada researchers are also working with mustard growers and processors to find new uses for this hearty plant. For example, mustard is used in environmentally friendly pesticides, added to bio-diesel additives, and makes a great natural fertilizer. In the kitchen, try making a tasty dip to pair with omega-3 rich salmon wraps.

Salmon Lettuce Wraps with Grainy Mustard Mayonnaise Dip

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


• 1 can (184 g) salmon, drained

• 1/4 cup (60 mL) coriander

• 1 garlic clove, chopped

• 1/2 onion, chopped

• 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice

• 1 tsp (5 mL) honey

• 4 tsp (20 mL) fresh bread crumbs

• ¼ cup (60 mL) mayo

• 1 tsp (5 mL) lemon juice

• 1 tbsp (15 mL) grainy mustard

• Salt and pepper, to taste

• 12 iceberg lettuce leaves


1. Mix the first 7 ingredients in a bowl to make the salmon mixture.

2. In a medium-sized, non-stick pan, heat canola oil and fry salmon mixture for 5 minutes over medium heat. Place salmon mixture in the lettuce leaves and wrap.

3. In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, lemon juice and grainy mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Use as a dipping sauce for the wraps.

4. Serve wraps with dipping sauce.

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