Coconut Aminos Salmon

I am a big salmon lover, but we usually make it with lemon or a creamy sauce. So, when I discovered how great of a replacement coconut aminos are for soy sauce, I knew I wanted to try a teriyaki-like recipe for my favorite fish. Coconut aminos sauce is less salty and more sweet than soy sauce, which is something that I love because I always feel like soy sauce is way too salty for me! Along with this, coconut aminos sauce is gluten free, soy free and usually has more than 50% less sodium than most soy sauces! Trust me when I say you will want to put it on everything!!

Health Benefits:

  • Salmon is a great protein option for your health! It is full of Omega-3 fatty acids, packed with B vitamins, offers potassium and provides antioxidants that benefit heart health.
  • A great replacement for soy sauce, coconut aminos comes from the sap of coconut blossoms. It is low glycemic and contains minerals, vitamin C, B vitamins and amino acids.

Coconut Aminos Salmon

A super easy and healthier salmon recipe that is both sweet and salty!

Ingredients

  • 2 large salmon fillets, or 3-4 smaller
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • olive oil, for cooking

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together. Add to a sealable bag or tupperware with salmon facing flesh side down in the sauce. Let marinate for 15-30 minutes in the refrigerator. 
  2. Once salmon is done marinating, heat enough olive oil to cover a large skillet and add salmon, skin side down. Pour the rest of the marinade on top of the salmon and cover with a lid or foil.
  3. Cooking times will vary based on the size and thickness of your salmon and how you like it done, but the internal temperature should reach at least 145° F. Making this recipe I cooked my salmon on medium-high heat for 17 minutes to achieve two, large, well-done fillets. So, my suggestion would be between 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. I recommend serving over rice with a delicious side of veggies and drizzling the remaining sauce over the salmon (and even your veggies, too)!

To make this salmon recipe a full meal, I simply serve it over rice and then pair it with my favorite veggies! I personally think it goes great with roasted broccoli, but use what you have and like. Thanks for checking out this recipe, making it to the end of this post and maybe giving this salmon a try!!

Brit


Avocado Salmon Salad

This recipe is a simple and healthy lunch, snack or even dinner option that I recently threw together and loved! I am a big fan of both salmon and avocado, so I’ve had this idea for quite some time and am glad I finally gave it a try.

The salad is super versatile and can also be easily customizable to your preferences. You could eat it with pita chips (my favorite) or crackers, on toast or a bagel, as a sandwich or even plain with a spoon! There are also a variety of substitutions below that may help you choose the ingredients that work best for you.

Health Benefits

  • Salmon is a great source of protein, heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and other beneficial vitamins and minerals.
  • Avocado is also full of heart healthy unsaturated fats and other nutrients, such as vitamin K, folate, vitamin C and potassium.
  • Greek yogurt is another great protein source and is also packed with probiotics to promote gut health and calcium to support your skeletal system.

Substitutions

  • Canned salmon or cooked and shredded salmon can be used to achieve this delicious recipe, but you can also try it with chicken or tuna if you have that available instead.
  • If you are part of the 20% that thinks cilantro tastes like soap, leave it out or replace it with some herbs of your choice, such as parsley or dill.
  • As always, if you don’t like an ingredient or don’t have it, leave it out and get creative with ways to replace it with what you have!

Salmon Salad with Avocado

  • Servings: 2 servings
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This healthy salmon salad recipe is perfect for a quick and easy lunch and can be eaten in a variety of ways- with crackers, as a sandwich, on toast or even plain.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz can of salmon, drained or 1/2 cup cooked salmon, flaked
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 2 teaspoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • garlic salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients and gently stir until combined.
  2. Pair with pita chips or crackers, put it on some toast or a bagel, make a sandwich with it or eat it plain and enjoy!

Thanks for following along and I hope you also enjoy this quick and easy recipe!

Brit