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Poached Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids—healthy fats that are good for your heart. Try this delicious salmon with avocado salsa recipe today.

Counts as*

  • Healthy FatCounts as a serving of Healthy Fat
  • ProteinCounts as a serving of Protein
  • Raw VegetableCounts as a serving of Raw Vegetable


To complete your meal, add Cooked Vegetable and Healthy Carbohydrate in amounts recommended by your meal plan. You may also have additional Raw Vegetables.

Serving Size

Makes 4 servings (400 calorie Meal)
Makes 3 servings (600 calorie Meal)

For the Salsa:

1 medium avocado
2 limes, juiced
¼ cup minced red onion
Salt to taste
2 TBSP chopped cilantro
6 cherry tomatoes, finely chopped

What to do

Remove avocado flesh, transfer to a bowl, and mash well with a fork. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Set aside while you prepare the fish.

For the Salmon:

1 quart water
2 shallots, coarsely chopped
10 parsley sprigs
4 cloves garlic
2 bay leaves
2 TBSP peppercorns
1 tsp salt
1 lemon, sliced
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 pound salmon filet, cut into 3 or 4 pieces, depending on your meal plan.

What to do

In a wide shallow saucepan or large, deep skillet, combine all ingredients except salmon. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When poaching liquid has reached a boil, gently add salmon pieces. Simmer for 8-10 minutes until cooked through and fish flakes with a fork.

Transfer salmon to serving plates and top with avocado salsa.

Per serving (400 calorie Meal)

Calories: 220
Protein: 25 g
Carbohydrate: 4 g
Fat: 11 g

Per serving (600 Calorie Meal)

Calories: 295
Protein: 34 g
Carbohydrate: 5 g
Fat: 15 g

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