Salmon with Summer Salsa

salmonsummersalsaSalmon is my top pick for summer cooking, whether indoors or on the grill. Here’s a quick, easy, and delicious way to enjoy sunshine on a plate!

Salmon with Summer Salsa 6 Servings
(Adapted from my cookbook, “Cooking With Trader Joe’s: Lighten Up!”)       

1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1 cup chopped fresh mango
1 cup peeled and chopped seedless cucumber (very small chunks)
1/2 cup sliced red onion (or sweet vidalia onion)
1 avocado
2 Tbsp each chopped fresh mint and basil
1 lime
1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp ground cumin (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
Pepper to taste

 

1  Combine pineapple, mango, cucumber, onion, avocado and herbs. Slice lime in half and squeeze juice into salsa. Set aside or make ahead of time and let chill.

2  Rub salmon with 1 tsp. olive oil and sprinkle with cumin, salt and pepper.

3  Grill the salmon over indirect flame until done, about 8 to10 minutes.  Alternatively, broil salmon for 8 minutes in the oven.

4  Remove from grill, turn onto serving platter and cover with salsa. Garnish with lime wedge and fresh mint or basil. Serve immediately on a bed of fresh arugula (or other greens) and  drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil.

About Susan Greeley
Helping others achieve optimal health through good nutrition and lifestyle, Susan Greeley promotes wellness through diets rich in healthy, wholesome foods. She counsels clients in her own private nutrition practice and works as the staff nutritionist for a YMCA.

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