Make this mango salsa salmon for a quick and easy dinner tonight. Ready in under 10 minutes, this gluten free, grain free, paleo, Whole30 approved mango salsa salmon is the perfect way to enjoy a healthy and delicious dinner, even on a busy weeknight!
So I have a confession to make. I have never in my life had any luck peeling or slicing a mango. Please tell me I’m not alone! I bought one at the store the other day and I’m afraid to cut into it. I usually wait to long and the mango is way too soft and it’s just like mango jelly. I’m going to put cut and cube a mango on my bucket list for things to do before I turn 31 ( which is in like 3 weeks).
I need some suggestions on some other inexpensive things to add to this bucket list. After starting a healthy catering business and training clients, I’m finding that I’m not filling in my free time with fun stuff. It’s usually all work and little play. So I want to know, what would you put on your list?
To get me through those long days of work, I have had to go back to some classic dishes from when I was working as a tax accountant. Talk about long nights! Well I would come home starving, needing dinner quickly and was trying to break my cereal addiction. So I would throw frozen salmon fillets in the oven, bake at 400 and then top it with salsa and viola, a helathy and very quick (and hands off) meal in less than 20 minutes.
Well since those days, I’ve discovered how quickly you can make salmon using the stove and the boiler. I have to admit I haven’t tried this with frozen salmon though. I do buy my salmon frozen, and let it defrost in the fridge for about a day before making my 7 minute salmon recipe.
And even though this would be amazing with just store bought salsa, I wanted to bring it up a notch and make mango salsa to go with my salmon. And guess what you don’t even have to peel and chop your mango! Yup I used frozen mango that I also let defrost in the fridge. I just cut up some red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro and juiced a few limes. This salsa is the perfect contrast to salmon, and the bite from the lime is keeps it from being too sweet. Perfection if you ask me!
So what do you need to make this in less than 10 minutes. Well you will need either fresh salmon (skin on) cut into fillets and a stainless steel pan. You can make up to 4 fillets at one time if your pan is big enough! Check out the directions here! Remember you need to make sure that the handle on your pan is not going to melt under the broiler and the pan and handle are gong to be incredibly hot when you are taking this out of the oven. This is not the recipe you walk away from to answer the phone or get engulfed in Facebook and forget about the timer. The fish will burn!
You can serve this delicious mango salsa salmon with some cilantro lime cauliflower rice on top of a lettuce leaf for a simple taco style meal. Or you can serve it burrito bowl style on top of shredded romaine with cauliflower rice, some chopped veggies and my cilantro lime dressing! Oh that would be amazing as well!
Mango Salsa Salmon
- 4 fillets of salmon with the skin on
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cups defrosted mango chunks slightly chopped
- 2 red bell peppers cored and diced
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- juice of 2 limes
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Cook the salmon according to the 7 Minute Salmon Recipe
- While the salmon is cooking, chop the mango, red bell pepper, red onion and cilantro. Add these ingredients to a bowl and squeeze lime juice and sprinkle with salt. Mix to combine.
- Taste before spooning the salso over the salmon.
- Serve hot or at room temperature.
What about you?
- Have you been successful in cutting up a mango?
- Have you tried the 7 minute salmon method yet?
- Tell me your favorite week night meal!