Salmon is one of the most well-loved seafood in the world and for good reason. This flakey fish has high levels of omega-3 fatty acid--a healthy fat that can help reduce inflammation, reduce your risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure, and decrease triglycerides in your blood.
It is also an excellent source of lean protein which can help you maintain your muscle mass when trying to lose weight.
Today, we're sharing with you a zesty recipe for salmon that you'll want to make for dinner any time of the week. Let's get started!
3 red peppers, sliced into strips
2/3 c. olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
Freshly ground black pepper
1/3 c. lime juice
2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro, plus more for serving
2 tsp. honey
1 Garlic clove, minced
4 salmon filets
4 c. cooked brown rice
1 avocado, thinly sliced
Lime wedges, for serving
1. Preheat oven to 400° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place bell peppers onto baking sheet and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and place in the oven to bake for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, make cilantro lime marinade: combine olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, honey, and garlic and whisk to combine. Place salmon in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pour half the marinade over filets. Toss until fully coated. Set aside remaining marinade.
3. When peppers have baked for 10 minutes, remove from oven and place filets on top of peppers. Bake until peppers are tender and salmon is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes more.
4. Assemble bowls: divide rice into four bowls and top with salmon, peppers, avocado and a wedge of lime. Garnish with cilantro and serve with extra marinade on the side.