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Avocado Lime Salmon


Salmon has become one of my favorite protein sources! It is a highly nutritious fish and due to it's high (unsaturated) fat content, it doesn't dry out easily! The Omega-3 fats in it help reduce inflammation in our bodies and one 4 oz. serving of salmon contains your entire day's requirement of Vitamin D! I try to work salmon into our family's meal plan at least once a week.

This recipe details one of my favorite ways to prepare it. It's light and fresh and super simple. It's also Keto, Whole30, and Paleo-friendly. Hope you enjoy!

INGREDIENTS​:

  • 16 oz. salmon

  • 1 tsp. minced garlic

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp. paprika

  • 1 avocado

  • 1/4 red onion, diced

  • 1 tbsp. fresh cilantro

  • 1 tbsp. lime juice

  • salt and pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the following ingredients: 1 tsbp olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  3. On a foil-lined baking sheet, season the salmon with the mixture.

  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  5. While the salmon is baking, prepare the topping. In a small bowl, gently mix the avocado, red onion, cilantro, 1 tbsp olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper.

  6. When salmon is done baking, top it with the mixture.

NUTRITION:

Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 237 calories; 14g Fat, 5g Carbs, 24g Protein.

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Recipe and pictures adapted from: https://tasty.co/recipe/avocado-lime-salmon

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