Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday Recipe: Salmon with Tomato-Basil Salsa

     This is one of the first recipes I tried when I started to really get into serious cooking at home. It was on the back of a health newsletter my wife got from the NEA. I had just begun a 1,600 calories a day diet and was looking for filling recipes that were super low in calories. Salmon and vegetables was a sure thing.  Everyone really likes the tomatoes and onion. The red wine vinegar works well with the veggies and gives a nice tang to the salmon. You could use fancy salmon steaks if you wanted, but what you're seeing here uses the bagged salmon fillets from Walmart. Serve this up with a nice salad and a side of garlic bread; you've got a solid, healthy meal.

Salmon with Tomato-Basil Salsa

  • Cooking spray 
  • 4 salmon fillets (about 4 ounces each) rinsed and patted dry 
  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder 
  • ½ teaspoon paprika 
  • 6 ounces grape tomatoes 
  • ¼ cup fresh basil 
  • 1 to 1 ¼ ounces sweet onion 
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 
  1. Preheat oven to 375F 
  2. Spray shallow baking pan with cooking spray, place fish in pan 
  3. Stir remaining spices and we ingredients, lightly spread on each fillet 
  4. Bake 15-20 minutes until fish flakes easily 
  5. Chop tomatoes, basil and onion. Put in small bowl with vinegar. Stir to combine and spoon over cooked fillets 
4 servings, 200 calories per serving.

Good times!


  1. Thank you so much for linking this recipe to Seafood Frenzy Friday. Have a great week!

  2. Thank you for celebrating my "Healthful Eating Recipes" party. This is just what I'm looking for...easy, delicious and healthy w Chopped ingredients!