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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

This recipe is a favorite among members of our medical weight loss clinics and is the perfect summer entrée—it’s packed with refreshing flavor and is super healthy to boot. Salmon is an excellent source of the lean protein we need when we’re dieting and is loaded with a bevy of beneficial nutrients that help our bodies function at their best. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, making it a very filling dish. Salmon is also a great source of the antioxidant amino acid taurine, as well as niacin, phosphorus, selenium and vitamins B6, B12 and D.  

Avocados are loaded with fiber and monounsaturated fats, including oleic acid, a “heart healthy” fatty acid, which together contributes to this recipe’s hunger satiating breakdown. They are low in calories and saturated fat, yet rich in important nutrients including folate, potassium and vitamins C, E, K, B5 and B6. Avocados also contain trace amounts of iron, copper, zinc, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, niacin, thiamine and riboflavin. Despite their delicious taste, avocados do not contain any sodium or cholesterol.

Enjoy this great recipe and let us know what you think. Click through for locations of our medical weight loss clinics.

Ingredients
2 salmon filets, about ½ lb each
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1tsp paprika
½ tsp onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh basil, diced
½ tsp chili powder
½ tsp Himalayan sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper to taste

Avocado Salsa
1 Haas avocado, sliced
1/2 cup scallions, diced
1 tomato, diced
1 cucumber, diced
2 fresh limes, juiced
1 bunch cilantro, diced
Himalayan sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Create a seasoning mixture by combining the onion powder, chili powder, paprika, basil, Himalayan sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. Brush each filet with extra virgin olive oil and then rub with the seasoning. Marinate anywhere from one hour to six.  

Mix the avocado, tomato, scallions, cilantro, cucumber and lime juice together. Season with Himalayan sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. Heat the grill.

Grill the salmon to your liking. Pour the avocado salsa over it and serve.

Makes two servings.

image: freshavocados.com 

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