Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Cook's Notes:
One-third of a medium avocado has 80 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a great nutrient dense food choice. The avocado is virtually the only fruit that contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fat – good fat! California Avocados are naturally sodium, sugar and cholesterol free. Avocados can be added to many main meals and sides for an added nutritional boost.   
Add a side of Avocado Salsa to grilled Salmon and you have a heart healthy meal. Pair the meal with basmati white or brown rice. Salsa recipe adapted from Country Woman June/July 2017 
Cooking Tip: Salsa can be made a few hours ahead for flavors to meld.  
Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa 
Ingredients:
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • lemon 
  • butter 
  • herbes de Provence 
Salsa
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, diced and drained
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 TB. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried cumin
  • 3 TB. jalapeno pepper jelly or red pepper jelly
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
Directions:
  • Grill or bake salmon with a teaspoon of butter, lemon slices and a sprinkle of herbes de Provence. 
  • Place chopped salsa ingredients in a bowl.  In a small saucepan add olive oil, cumin, jelly and lime juice. On low heat whisk ingredients and simmer until slightly thickened. Pour over chopped ingredients and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. 
Here are some other tasty avocado recipes from Ever Ready previously posted. 
Raspberry Avocado Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Florida Avocado Summer Wrap
Turkey Avocado Wrap
both wrap recipes found at http://sockfairies.blogspot.com/2014/07/its-wrap-part-one.html

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