A Must Try for Salmon Lovers

Last night I cooked Southwestern Salmon & Black Beans, a recipe that I pulled from World’s Healthiest Foods website (http://www.whfoods.com/). It was delicious and easy to make! The picture on their website doesn't do the dish justice. The colors were absolutely vibrant. This morning I used the left over black bean, onion and red pepper concoction to make an omelet and added some fresh salsa on top. Needless to say, it was delicious. Anyway, here is the recipe for Southwestern Salmon & Black Beans:

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes Ingredients:

- 1½ lb salmon cut into 4 pieces
- 1 small sized onion minced
- 1 small sized red bell pepper diced 1/4 inch

- 4 medium cloves garlic pressed
- ½ cup + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
- 15oz can black beans, drained
- 1½ TBS red chili powder
- About 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
- 1 medium avocado cut into cubes

- 2 TBS fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 TBS fresh mint chopped
- 1 TBS fresh basil chopped
- 3 TBS fresh lemon juice

- 3 TBS olive oil
- 1 TBS chopped pumpkin seeds
- Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: Season salmon with a little salt and pepper. Set aside while you chop and sauté vegetables. Mince onions and press garlic and let sit for at least 5 minutes to enhance their hidden health benefits. Heat 1 TBS broth in a 10-12 inch stainless steel skillet. When broth begins to steam add onion, bell pepper and garlic and saute on medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring frequently. Add ½ cup broth, drained beans, and red chili powder. Cook for another 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
While beans are cooking preheat broiler on high. Place a stainless steel or cast iron skillet large enough for salmon under the heat to get hot. This takes about 10 minutes. In a bowl mix together cilantro, mint, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, salt and pepper. Place salmon in the hot pan and return to broiler about 5 inches from the heat source for best results. Broil salmon for about 3-4 minutes for medium doneness. Serve salmon, beans, lettuce and avocado together on a plate. Top salmon and lettuce with cilantro topping.

Find this recipe and its nutrients here: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=recipe&dbid=83

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