When you think of healthy food, you might crinkle your nose at the thought of broccoli, brussel sprouts or carrots, however there are delicious alternatives that are better for you! You may know that salmon and avocado are healthier options, but hear they’re “full of fat,” however not all fats are bad for you, and are actually essential that we add them to our diets.
Salmon contains long chain omega-3 fatty acids that our bodies cannot make by themselves, that’s the reason we need to consume them in our diet! Decreasing inflammation, lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of cancer, and improving the function of the cells that line your arteries are all benefits to consuming these “healthy fats!”
Avocados are also incredibly nutritious! Along with the various vitamins and nutrients that thrive in the fruit, yes, I said fruit, they do not contain any cholesterol or sodium, and are low in saturated fats. This means that the monounsaturated fats make this a very heart-healthy food!
You may think healthy foods can’t taste great, but we’re here to prove you wrong! Here’s a quick, easy recipe from cookinglight.com that combines these lively foods in a delightful way!
2 cups cubed avocado
1 cup halved or diced cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon chopped serrano chile
1 1/2 tablespoons sliced shallot
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 (6-oz.) skin-on salmon fillets
How to Make It
Preheat grill to medium-high (about 450°F). Combine avocado, tomatoes, cilantro, serrano, and shallot in a medium bowl. Whisk together lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl; drizzle over avocado mixture and stir to coat.
Brush olive oil on both sides of salmon; sprinkle with remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
Place salmon, skin side down, on grill; cook, flipping once, until salmon is opaque and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Serve salmon topped with salsa.