Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in mayonnaise. Best Foods and Hellman's mayonnaises are gluten-free.


"I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream."
-Neil Armstrong, Astronaut

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This is a quick and easy meal whether for weekday dinner or when you have friends over for dinner. The salsa and mayonnaise each take about 10 minutes to make. They can be done in advance and keeps well overnight. The salmon takes about another ten minutes but people will think that you have spent all day in the kitchen.

This is the meal that proves Mediterranean diet is not all Greek or Spanish food. There are legumes, olive oil, tomatoes, salmon. It's low in calories and sodium and high in fiber and monounsaturated fats.



Seared Salmon with Black Bean Salsa and Paprika Crema

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces salmon with salsa and mayonnaise

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes | Chilling time: 60 minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and makes good leftovers for sandwiches or salads.

Seared Salmon with Black Bean Salsa and Paprika Crema


1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. lime zest
to taste fresh ground black pepper
3 Tbsp. reduced-fat sour cream
1 can no salt added black beans (drained and rinsed)
1/4 medium red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
1 medium tomato (seeded and diced)
1/4 small onion (diced)
2 Tbsp. cilantro (coarsely chopped)
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 lime (juiced)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
 spray olive oil
2 4-ounce salmon filets

Place the paprika, cumin, lime zest, pepper, and sour cream in a small bowl and stir until blended.

Place in the refrigerator.

Combine the black beans, tomato, onion, cilantro, cumin, salt, pepper, lime juice, and olive oil.

Fold together and place in the refrigerator.

(Both the crema and the salsa can be made a day in advance.)

When almost ready to serve, place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 375°F.

When the oven is hot, spray the pan lightly with olive oil and place the salmon in the skillet skin side down.

Cook for about 6 minutes and turn.

While the salmon is cooking, divide the salsa between two plates.

Cook the salmon for another 2 – 4 minutes, then place the filets on top of the salsa.

Top with the crema and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces salmon with salsa and crema

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 526 Calories from Fat 225
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 25g 32%
  Saturated Fat 6g 30%
  Monounsaturated Fat 10g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 381mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 14%
    Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 36g
Vitamin K 33mcg