As we continue to spread awareness about National Heart Month, we wanted to share some sensational salmon recipes that make it easy to embrace heart-healthy eating. When it comes to salmon, we’re head over heels! It’s versatile—harmonizing with just about any cuisine—simple to cook and always tastes great. And above all, salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which can help lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Ounce for ounce, it’s hard to beat salmon when it comes to delivering key nutrients you need to keep your whole body strong. In addition to being rich in omega-3s, it’s an excellent source of B vitamins, particularly vitamin B-12, which can help reduce inflammation and boost immunity. It offers a boatload of protein—about 25 grams per 3.5-ounce serving—which helps satisfy your hunger, increase metabolic rate and maintain muscle mass. And it’s loaded with other dietary essentials like antioxidants that protect your skin, vitamin D to promote healthy bones and teeth, potassium to help regulate your heartbeat and fluid balance and selenium, which helps combat depression and keep your brain sharp.
Here are a few foolproof salmon dishes to help you get more of this incredible superfood into your diet. Whether you like it spicy, tangy or garlicky, you’ll find a recipe packed with flavor and nutrition that can be on the table in 30 minutes or less. These recipes lend themselves nicely to meal-prep (a smart hack for making sure you get your two to three servings of seafood a week!) and provide a road map to crafting your own salmon creations once you master the basics. The possibilities are endless!
For a dish with plenty of smoky Southwestern appeal, check out these pretty, piquant salmon fillets that give you a zippy-hot bite of chipotle in each forkful!
This one-pan wonder of a meal pairs silky salmon with asparagus, potatoes, Brussels sprouts and a balsamic-mustard glaze that brings the whole dish together.
Watching carbs? This salmon is marinated in garlic, oven-roasted and served alongside a bacon-spinach sauté for a texturally balanced and satisfying, Whole30-friendly meal.