Honey and Mustard Salmon and Beans

Butter beans are a type of lima; any bean you prefer can be swapped in.

Adapted from Swap & Drop Diet, Best Health (Reader’s Digest Canada)

 

Honey and Mustard Salmon and Beans
Honey and Mustard Salmon and Beans
Servings
4servings
Servings
4servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Mix the canola oil, soy sauce, honey, mustard, and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of lemon juice. Add salmon and coat with marinade. Set aside.
  2. Put the beans and garlic in a pan with olive oil, remaining lemon juice, the zest, and chili flakes.
  3. Heat a griddle pan or frying pan. Meanwhile, tip the spinach into a dry pan with only the water that clings to its leaves, and stir over low heat for 2 minutes or until wilted. Drain and set aside. Gently heat the beans; set aside.
  4. Cook the salmon in the heated griddle or frying pan for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until just firm and pink. Add the tomatoes for the last 1 to 2 minutes of the cooking time.
  5. Roughly crush the beans with a vegetable masher or fork. Stir in the spinach. Divide the beans and spinach among 4 serving plates. Arrange a salmon fillet on top of each and scatter the tomatoes around the side. Serve at once.
Recipe Notes

Per serving: 410 calories, 32 g protein, 22 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, 92 mg cholesterol, 21 g carbohydrates, 11 fibre.

Change it up: Baked Salmon & Avocado Salsa

Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Prepare the salmon and its marinade (as in the recipe) in a shallow ovenproof dish. Bake the salmon, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until it flakes easily and is browned in places. For the salsa, halve, pit and dice 2 avocados. Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) white wine vinegar, 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped candied ginger, and 1 crushed garlic clove. Snip 4 green onions and the tender ends and leaves from 1 ounce (30 g) fresh cilantro over the salsa. Mix lightly. Serve the salmon with the beans and spinach in the main recipe, with the salsa alongside.