A New View of Healthy Eating: Top Super Bowl Healthy Recipes: Wild Salmon & Avocado Salsa

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by Melanie A. Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert, Author, Speaker, Founder & CEO Experience Nutrition Group, LLC

As a continuation of yesterday’s post of my top 3 favorite healthy Super Bowl recipes, today’s recipes are wild sockeye salmon on the grill and avocado salsa.

Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon on the Grill

Wild salmon is a rich source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, a good source of protein, and rich in Vitamin D, which is important for bone health, the immune system, and brain health.

In 2011, as an Official Health & Wellness Partner of the NFL Association, my organization Experience Nutrition Group, LLC had the honor of serving this simple Wild Alaskan Salmon recipe at several Super Bowl XLV weekend events in Dallas. Former NFL players kept coming back for more salmon, so apparently they enjoyed it. The recipe is very easy to prepare and delicious every time. Grill or broil the wild salmon with a few spices and olive oil to create a restaurant-quality meal quickly in your home.

Grill or broil wild Alaskan salmon using this simple recipe as a guide. Then, be creative and intuitively prepare the salmon with your favorite dried spices and herbs.

SIMPLE INGREDIENTS

  • 4 wild Alaskan sockeye salmon fillets (4-6 oz. per person), sliced into ½-inch strips
  • ¼ cup organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp dried herbs and spices

SIMPLE STEPS

  1. Defrost salmon fillets in a refrigerator for a few hours or under cold running water.
  2. Slice wild salmon into thin strips, about ½ inch wide and 1-2 inches long.
  3. Prepare salmon marinade by mixing olive oil and spices and herbs.
  4. Marinate salmon with spices and herbs in a refrigerator for 20-30 minutes, or overnight.
  5. Pre-heat grill on medium high for 15 minutes before you are ready to cook the salmon. If broiling, preheat broiler for 15 minutes.
  6. Place fillets directly on the grill or on a flat baking sheet with parchment paper for broiling.
  7. Cook each side 3-5 minutes.
  8. Remove salmon from grill right before it has completely cooked, as it will continue to cook when removed from the heat of the grill.
  9. Let salmon rest for 5 minutes.
  10. Enjoy with a veggie stir-fry, steamed vegetables, or a raw kale salad, with a side of whole grains such as quinoa or brown rice.

Former NFL player, John Bronson, learning the simple way to grill wild Alaskan sockeye salmon.

Basic Avocado Salsa

Have fun intuitively creating your own avocado salsa with the veggies available right in your own refrigerator.

This simple-to-make avocado salsa (or guacamole) is the best. Make it for lunch, as a snack, or for tailgating parties. It’s so easy to prepare and it’s so delicious that you’ll want to eat it a few times a week. With good monounsaturated fats, fresh veggies, and a squeeze of lemon, enjoy your avocado salsa with your favorite crunchy fresh organic raw veggies.

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Simple Ingredients

  • 4 soft, ripe avocados
  • 2-3 heirloom tomatoes or 6-8 cherry tomatoes
  • 3-5 green onions
  • Handful fresh cilantro or basil
  • 2-3 cloves raw garlic, minced
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice, to taste
  • Sea salt to taste

Simple Steps

  • Chop and gently mix all ingredients.
  • Enjoy as a salad or in a wrap.

These recipes and more are in my new book, A New View of Healthy Eating.

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