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Grilled Mediterranean Salmon with Avocado Broccoli side salad

This heart-healthy recipe is a nutritional powerhouse because it provides a more than 100% of the daily value of vitamins B3 (18 mg), an excellent source of vitamin C (90% DV), potassium (30% DV), vitamin E (25% DV) and fiber (21% DV).
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: avocado, Heart Healthy
Servings: 4
Calories: 390kcal
Author: Dr. Dave

Equipment

  • Food Processer
  • Grill

Ingredients

Dressing

Salad

  • 4 cups Broccoli florets or 2 cups riced broccli
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves packed
  • 1/4 cup red onion minced
  • 2 cups tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup cucumber (seedless), unpeeled and diced
  • 1 ripe Avocado peeled, seeded and diced

Salmon

Instructions

Dressing

  • Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.

Salad

  • If using broccoli florets. Place them in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the broccoli resembles rice. Do not over process.
  • Transfer broccoli rice into a large mixing bowl.
  • Place the parsley leaves into the food processor and pulse until it is minced well.
  • Place the parsley into the bowl with the broccoli rice.
  • Add the onion, tomatoes, and cucumbers to broccoli rice.
  • Pour dressing over salad, and toss to combine.
  • Add the avocado and toss lightly.

Salmon

  • Heat a grill to 400 degrees or high heat, and spray the grill rack with cooking.
  • Mix the herb mix, salt and pepper together in a small bowl.
  • Rub the herb mixture over each piece of salmon, coating it evenly.
  • Grill the salmon, skin-side down, until it flakes apart easily, and it is opaque inside, about 10-15 minutes for a 1-inch thick fillet.
  • Serving Suggestion: Portion the salad onto 4 plates or large bowls, and serve with a piece of salmon on top.
  • Beverage Pairing: White or red wine, or ice water with lemon and basil.
  • *Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Notes

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. 
 
**Italian Seasoning 
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon red chili flakes
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutrition

Calories: 390kcal