Salmon with Tomato-Basil Salsa

  • Serves: 4; 3 ounces salmon and 1/4 cup salsa per serving
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Baking Time: 15 - 20 minutes


Description

The fresh tomato-basil salsa will have you “hooked” on this delicious salmon dish. Rich in omega-3 fats, salmon is good for your heart as well as your taste buds.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

Salmon
4 salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each), rinsed and patted dry
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Salsa 
6 ounces grape tomatoes
1/4 cup fresh basil
1 to 1 1/4 ounces sweet onion
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°. Lightly spray a shallow baking pan with cooking spray. Place the fish in the pan.

In a small bowl, stir together the remaining salmon ingredients. Lightly spread on each fillet.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Meanwhile, chop the tomatoes, basil, and onion. Put in a small bowl. Add the vinegar, stirring gently to combine. Spoon over or beside the cooked fish.
 

Cook's Tip

Some produce areas indicate “sweet onions” and others specify certain types, such as Vidalia, OsoSweet, Maui, Walla Walla, or Texas 1015. As the term indicates, these onions are less pungent than most other onions.


Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
200
Total Fat
8.5g
Saturated Fat
1.5g
Trans Fat
0.0
Polyunsaturated Fat
4.0g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.0g
Cholesterol
68mg
Sodium
175mg
Carbohydrates
5g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
2g
Protein
26g

Dietary Exchanges


3 lean meat, 1 vegetable



This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Patient Education program. Recipe copyright © 2010 by the American Heart Association. Look for other delicious recipes in American Heart Association cookbooks, available from booksellers everywhere, and at heart.org/recipes.