23 Heart-Smart Salmon Recipes
How to cook salmon
Few foods pack a bigger nutritional punch than salmon. Not only is this fish rich in protein and vitamin D, but it’s also one of the top sources of omega-3 fatty acids. That’s great news because omega-3s have been shown to reduce inflammation, regulate blood pressure, and are crucial for brain and heart health. To get more of this hearty fish in your diet, we’ve rounded up a list of ways to prepare salmon that are just as healthy as they are delicious. From baked salmon to grilled salmon recipes, there’s something to satisfy every taste and preference.
Pappardelle With Asparagus and Salmon
Salmon adds healthy protein to this easy pasta dish. Reduced-fat sour cream provides a creamy base without any saturated fat.
Ingredients: Salmon, salt, black pepper, olive oil, pappardelle, shallot, asparagus, vegetable broth, frozen peas, reduced-fat sour cream, green onions, fresh mint, fresh dill, lemons
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Skillet Salmon & Parmesan Potatoes
Ingredients: Salmon fillet, cooking spray, potatoes, Parmesan cheese, mixed salad greens, tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette, lemons, salt, and pepper
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Smoked Salmon Pizza
Ingredients: Refrigerated pizza dough, low-fat cream cheese, fresh dill, lemons, smoked salmon, capers, red onion
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Broiled Salmon With Orzo
This dish cuts time by using salad dressing as a zesty marinade. Scallions also add a nice kick to the buttery orzo.
Ingredients: Orzo, green peas, salmon fillets, reduced-fat Italian salad dressing, scallions
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Salmon Salad With Vinaigrette
This French salad uses green beans, hard-boiled eggs, and a tangy vinaigrette to provide delicious complements to the grilled salmon for less than 300 calories.
Ingredients: Green beans, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, extra-virgin olive oil, shallots, kosher salt, black pepper, salmon fillets, mixed salad greens, sweet onion, hard-boiled eggs
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Smoked Salmon & Avocado Hand Rolls
Sushi is a cinch to make with this simple recipe. There's no raw seafood in the roll, and you get plenty of omega-3s from the smoked salmon. Plus brown rice adds a boost of fiber.
Ingredients: Avocado, nori (seaweed) sheets, brown rice, smoked salmon, tomato, red onion, capers
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Apple and Horseradish-Glazed Salmon
This light recipe has a delicious kick. Mild apple jelly and hot horseradish pair well with rich salmon. Serve with a neutral-flavored rice or steamed vegetable.
Ingredients: Apple jelly, fresh chives, horseradish, champagne vinegar, kosher salt, salmon fillets, black pepper, olive oil
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Feel-Good Salmon Sandwich
A sandwich that makes you happy? Absolutely! Salmon is a great source of mood-boosting omega-3 DHA fatty acids, and spinach is packed with magnesium, which has a rela effect and helps lower blood pressure.
Ingredients: Fresh baby spinach, toasted walnuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, lemons, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, Spanish smoked paprika, dark brown sugar, crushed red pepper, black pepper, salmon fillets, olive oil, whole-grain rolls, radicchio leaves
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