Salmon with Cherry Salsa

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10–12 minutes

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 fillet with 1/4 of salsa

Ingredients

• 3 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
• 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
• 4 salmon fillets, each about 3 ounces
• 1 ripe mango, seeded, peeled, and chopped
• 1 cup frozen tart cherries, thawed and drained
• 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
• 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Preparation

Combine brown sugar, orange peel, and pepper. Rub mixture over fish, cover, and refrigerate up to 8 hours. Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake salmon for 10–12 minutes or until meat flakes easily with a fork. While salmon is cooking, combine mango, cherries, mint, and vinegar. Serve over fish.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving:
Calories: 199
Protein: 18 grams
Total fat: 6 grams
Saturated fat: 1 gram
Cholesterol: 47 milligrams
Sodium: 42 milligrams
Dietary fiber: 2 grams
Carbohydrate: 20 grams

Liz Friedrich is a nutrition and health promotion consultant based in North Carolina.

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