Salmon with Avocado Salsa

By healthcoach97

  • Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds wild salmon fillets (make sure its wild and not farm raised. Much healthier)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided

  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder, divided

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced into quarters

  • 1 cup diced avocado

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  1. 1) Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Cut fish into four pieces, leaving skin on; rinse and pat dry. Place fish skin side down on a baking sheet. Rub with 1 tablespoon olive oil, then sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder.

  2. 2) Reduce oven temperature to 275 degrees. Place salmon in oven on lowest rack and roast 6-14 minutes, so that centers of thickest parts are translucent when cut into with a knife.

  3. 3) In a medium bowl, stir together remaining salt, chili powder, and olive oil with tomatoes, avocado, shallots, cilantro, and lemon juice. Remove salmon from over, transfer to plate, and serve. Serve salmon with topping.

Nutritional Facts

Total Carbohydrate
5.5 g
Total Fat
23.1 g
Saturated Fat
3.3 g
94 mg
372.6 mg
1143.3 mg
3.3 g
35.1 g

fish and seafood

4 replies

healthcoach97 2011-09-05 14:12:37 -0500 Report

Yes. There is definitely a difference between farm raised and wild salmon. The taste is definitely cleaner with wild salmon because it is less contaminated. Farm raised salmon contains a lot of pesticides. Whenever I am at a restaurant, I always ask if its farm raised or wild. I usually serve the salmon with some kind of green leafy vegetable and brown rice. Brown rice is great for diabetics because it regulates your blood sugar level.

Flustrated 2011-08-16 14:13:29 -0500 Report

Wow! I never gave it a second thought to find out if Salmon is Farm raised or not. Do you serve anything else with this recipe?