Salmon is one of the most delicious and healthiest protein sources out there; once you have tasted it, you become a fan. Even if you don’t usually eat fish, you should probably give salmon a chance, and to help you do that, we bring you 7 healthy salmon dishes you can try.
Healthy salmon dishes
One of the salmon advantages is the fact that you can mix it with a lot of different types of ingredients, and it will fit perfectly.
Summer salmon with papaya salsa
The first dish we bring you will make you want to cook it immediately just by taking a look at it. The best part? It tastes even better than it looks.
- 1 papaya, peeled and chopped into 1cm cubes.
- 1 small red onion, chopped.
- ½ green pepper, deseeded and chopped.
- ½ red pepper, deseeded and chopped.
- 1 red chili (deseeded if you don’t like it too hot), finely chopped.
- 2 tbsp. roughly chopped coriander.
- Juice 1 lime, plus 1 lime cut into wedges to serve.
- 4 nests medium egg noodles.
- 4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets.
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil.
- 2 tbsp. teriyaki sauce.
- 4 large handfuls mixed salad leaves.
Wild salmon veggie bowl
A very healthy way to enjoy salmon is to eat it with vegetables. This plate is not only delicious, but it’s also a protein-packed low-calorie and gluten-free salad.
- 2 carrots.
- 1 large courgette.
- 2 cooked beetroot, diced.
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar.
- ⅓ small pack dill, chopped, plus some extra fronts (optional).
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped.
- 280 g. poached or canned wild salmon.
- 2 tbsp. capers in vinegar, rinsed.
Ginger sesame glazed salmon
If you have kids, you probably know that it can be hard to get them to like fish. Well, with this dish they might start loving it, plus, it can be made into as many servings as you want!
- 10 oz. salmon filet.
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce (or coconut aminos).
- 2 tsp. sesame oil.
- 1 tbsp. rice vinegar.
- 1 tsp. minced ginger.
- 2 tsp. minced garlic.
- 1 tbsp. red boat fish sauce.
- 1 tbsp. sugar-free ketchup.
- 2 tbsp. white wine.
Toasted quinoa, lentil & poached salmon salad
Speaking of healthy dishes, this one is ideal if you are following a specific diet, a low-cholesterol fresh plate that any healthy food lover will enjoy.
- 140 g. quinoa.
- 1 tsp. olive oil.
- 400 ml. light vegetable stock (we used bouillon).
- 250 g. asparagus, trimmed.
- 100 g. frozen soya bean.
- 140 g. broccoli, florets trimmed and halved (we used Tenderstem).
- Juice, 1 lemon.
- 2 salmon fillets (about 150g each).
- ½ garlic clove, crushed.
- 250 g. pack ready-cooked Puy lentils.
- 6 spring onions, sliced on the diagonal.
- large handful mint and parsley, roughly chopped.
- 85 g. baby spinach leaves.
- 25 g. flaked almonds, toasted.
Sesame salmon, purple sprouting broccoli & sweet potato mash
This low-calorie Asian-inspired salmon plate will delight your palate; if you enjoy healthy green food, you have to try this.
- 1 ½ tbsp. sesame oil.
- 1 tbsp. low-salt soy sauce.
- thumb-sized piece ginger, grated.
- 1 garlic clove, crushed.
- 1 tsp. honey.
- 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges.
- 1 lime, cut into wedges.
- 2 boneless skinless salmon fillets.
- 250 g. purple sprouting broccoli.
- 1 tbsp. sesame seeds.
- 1 red chili, thinly sliced.
Salmon poke bowl
You can almost taste the image, can’t you? Well, lucky for you, this plate is easy to make so that you can taste the actual dish.
- 1 cup of sushi rice (200 g.).
- 1 water cup, plus more for rising (240 ml.).
- 3 tbsp. rice vinegar.
- 1½ tsp. sugar.
- ½ tsp. salt.
- 8 oz. wild-caught, sushi-grade salmon fillet (225 g.).
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce.
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice.
- ½ avocado, thinly sliced.
- ½ cucumber halved lengthwise.
- 2 tbsp. Pickled ginger.
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced.
- 5 small sheets nori.
- ¼ tsp. toasted sesame seeds.
- ¼ tsp. black sesame seeds.
Cajun blackened salmon
Looks simple but it tastes incredibly good; it’s easy to prepare, and you can make 4 servings with the recipe. Need any other reason to try it?
- 1 tbsp. olive oil.
- 4 salmon fillets.
Cajun spice rub
- 2 tbsp. paprika.
- 1 tbsp. dried oregano.
- 1 tbsp. dried thyme.
- 1 tsp. cayenne pepper.
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar.
- 1 tsp. salt.
- 1 tsp. pepper.
Avocado and mango salsa
- 2 avocados, diced.
- 1 mango, diced.
- 1 red onion, finely diced.
- 1 red chili, finely diced.
- ¾ cup fresh parsley (25 g.).
- Salt, to taste.
- Pepper, to taste.
- 2 tbsp. olive oil.
- 2 tbsp. lime juice.
Facebook: 1111 Peruvian Bistro