Going back to the theme that good-for-you can be very tasty, I am bringing you this Salmon with Strawberry Salsa. Oh my goodness, this is yummy. And, it is elegant enough for company and quick enough for a weeknight. That makes it just about the perfect entree!
This recipe is so easy. I baked the salmon, but you could also grill it, and you can easily make the salsa while it is baking. I used sockeye salon fillets from my local grocery store, but any salmon will do depending on availability. We live in a very rural area, so sockeye is not always available here. I was quite excited to see it locally.
As always, please be careful when chopping peppers. I highly recommend wearing gloves. They can burn your fingers, and worse burn you eyes if you accidentally touch them. I left the seeds and veins in because I like it hot, but feel free to remove them or leave the pepper out altogether if you don’t like heat.
Salmon with Strawberry Salsa
- 2 lbs. salmon fillets, cut into 4 entree sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups strawberries, diced
- 1 avocado, diced
- the juice from 3 limes
- 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (Don’t forget to wear gloves when chopping your jalapeno!)
- 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brush the inside of a baking dish with olive oil.
- Place the salmon fillets inside the dish and brush them with olive oil.
- Sprinkle will sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Bake until fish flakes with a fork. The time is highly dependent upon how thick your salmon fillets are, but mine took about 30 minutes
- Toss the avocado in the juice of one lime.
- Stir together strawberries, jalapeno, and cilantro.
- Gently add the avocado, being careful not to mash it.
- Season salsa with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve salmon topped with salsa.
The nutrition information was figured on 4 servings, but you could probably get away with 6 if you are wanting to cut calories. I only ate about 1/6 of it myself, but my family ate more. I also did not include salt in the computation because it is to taste, which is very individual.
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