Spring is in full swing and members of our medical weight loss clinics are looking for healthy recipes to help them get back on track. This recipe for Mediterranean-style salmon is a huge hit because it’s low carb and low calorie, yet very filling due to its rich content of lean protein. It’s also packed with flavor that the whole family will enjoy.
Salmon is a considered a superfood because it’s loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats and protein. It is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, selenium, vitamins B12 and a whole day’s recommended serving of vitamin D. It also contains high levels of the amino acid taurine, and is a good source of choline, pantothenic acid, biotin and potassium. The tomatoes and scallions boost the nutritional and antioxidant levels of this recipe with fiber, lycopene, beta-carotene, folate, niacin and vitamins C, E and K.
Serve with a spinach salad or quinoa for a delicious, healthy meal that’s fits perfectly into your New Year’s resolutions. Visit this link to learn more about the services offered at our medical weight loss clinics.
2 skinless wild caught salmon fillets
2 tbsps pesto
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ cup scallions, diced
2 tbsp capers
1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
10 kalamata olives, sliced
Lemon slices for garnish
Kosher sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Rub the salmon filets on both sides with the pesto and then place on the baking sheets. Combine the tomatoes, olives, scallions and feta together in a bowl. Next layer the mixture over the salmon. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool for two minutes or do and then spoon capers over each filet. Top with a lemon slice for garnish and serve.
Makes two servings