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30Aug, 21
Clean Food Love

Grilled Salmon + Avocado Salsa

This is one of my all-time FAVORITE ways to enjoy salmon! Dripping with tangy-limey avocado salsa and hot off the grill!

We still have a few more weeks of summer so let’s enjoy it!

Wild salmon contains an antioxidant called astaxanthin, this is what makes the wild salmon meat a beautiful dark pink to red color.

It’s because of its natural diet!

Although wild-caught salmon typically costs a bit more than farmed salmon, it’s definitely worth its weight!

Wild-caught salmon has more vitamins, minerals, and anti-inflammatory benefits.

I try to purchase salmon when I notice wild-caught salmon is on SALE. If it’s a really great sale, then maybe I’ll even stock the freezer too.

Salmon makes almost every “superfood” list out there – especially if you are talking about wild-caught Atlantic or sockeye salmon.

Not only is it loaded with protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, but it contains a long list of vitamins and minerals – especially B vitamins and potassium.

It’s linked with a lower risk of heart disease and its healthy fats mean it’s good for your brain health.

✅ TIP: Whenever possible, get wild-caught salmon as it is more nutrient-dense.

It’s delicious in sushi, grilled, baked, or broiled – and when it’s cooked, the leftovers are amazing in salad or salmon cakes the next day!

⁉️When is the last time YOU had salmon!?

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➡️ Rachel’s Tips:

Want to get the most juice possible from each of your fresh limes? Of course, we do! Here’s a quick trick:

On your counter or a cutting board, press and roll the lime back and forth very firmly with your hands.

The rolling loosens and breaks down some of the citrus membranes and makes the outside a little more pliable. This makes it easier to squeeze which also means you’ll likely get more juice from your squeeze.

Let me know how this works for you!

4 servings

Ingredients

Salmon:

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 tsp garlic salt, or to taste
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tbsps avocado oil or olive oil

Avocado salsa:

  • 2 ripe avocados, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 small red onion, small diced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 Tbsps freshly squeezed lime juice
  • handful of fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and minced, optional
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Heat a grill pan or an outdoor grill on medium-high heat. Brush with avocado oil so your fish doesn’t stick.

Season your salmon fillets with garlic salt and pepper on both sides and rub each with oil.

I like to let my fish sit in the seasonings on the counter for about 15 minutes while I work on something else.

Grill for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until grilled marks appear and the salmon is flaky.

Meanwhile, chop your salsa ingredients.

In a medium bowl, add all the salsa ingredients together with lime juice and cilantro; Season to your taste and toss well to combine.

Once the salmon is done cooking, serve it warm topped with your avocado salsa.

Enjoy!

❤Rachel

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