Grilled Salmon With Avocado-Lime Salsa

Salmon is a health food superstar. It is high in protein content, rich in omega 3’s, + has a wealth of antioxidants + vitamins! Yes, salmon does contain a notable amount of fat, but fear not — salmon contains the *good* types of fat that nourish our bodies, lower risk of heart disease, dementia, + even depression! How can you not love a food that boosts our health + our moods?

Salmon is one of nature’s greatest offerings + pairing it with avocado makes for an unstoppable health duo. If you haven’t added this superfood to your diet yet, start with this recipe! The avocado-lime salsa creates a tangy + savory kick. You are going to love this delicious + light meal — now go get your summertime grillin’ on!

INGREDIENTS

*makes 2 servings

FOR THE SALMON//

2, 3oz Salmon Fillets

1 tsp Chili Powder

1 tsp Sea Salt

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tbsp  Cilantro [chopped]

2 tbsp Olive Oil

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FOR THE SALSA//

1 Avocado [diced]

1 Lime

1/2 small Red Onion [diced]

1 tbsp Cilantro [chopped]

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DIRECTIONS

#1] Rub salmon with the olive oil. Combine the spices + rub them onto your salmon fillets. Place in the refrigerator while preparing the salsa.

DSC_1146#2] After your avocado + red onion have been diced, + your cilantro has been chopped — combine them in a bowl. Cut your lime into quarters to make juicing easier + squeeze all the juice over other salsa ingredients. Stir all ingredients until they are mixed evenly + place in the refrigerator.

DSC_1068#3] Take out your salmon fillets + grill [or bake if a grill is not available]. For easy grilling, I placed my salmon on tin foil over the flames, closed the grill lid, + let cook w/out flipping. Salmon cooks fairly quickly, so watch it + depending on how thick the fillets are, leave it on for about 8 – 10 min. Cooking fish can be a little nerve-wracking for first timers, so if you’re not sure if your salmon is done, cut into the thickest part of your piece + look inside. If the inside is a darker pink than the outside, let it cook a few more min.

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#4] Once salmon is cooked, let cool for a few minutes, top with avocado-lime salsa, + eat up!

+ Kendall [@kendall_inchaarg], DePaul CHAARG

 

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