We continue with our series on simple meal ideas as we head into the fall and busy back to school season with one of our favorite main courses for a healthy dinner: salmon. The recipe, Salmon with Mango Sauce, is a taste sensation! As with all our recipes, this one still follows our standard criteria: easy, healthy, not too many ingredients, and tastes great. The sauce is the star and the combination of the mango balanced with red and yellow bell peppers and vegetable juice is a perfect compliment to the salmon. Not to mention we used an entire package of baby spinach giving this simple meal a real nutritional boost. We served it right over the salmon but you could also serve it on the side if you have members of your family that like their food more basic.
Having a good inventory of simple meal ideas that are easy to get on the table AND your family will eat is one of the keys to getting through those hectic weeknights and keeping stress levels low. We hope you enjoy this easy recipe!
- 2 lbs salmon fillets
- 1 tbs olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 red/orange/yellow bell peppers, chopped (any combination)
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable juice (e.g. V8)
- 1 mango, peeled & chopped (can also use 1 cup of frozen cubed mango)
- 1 tbs honey
- 2 tbs cornstarch
- 2 tbs fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
- 5 oz baby spinach, added in batches
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
Preheat broiler or grill. Season salmon with salt and pepper to taste. Place salmon on oiled broiler pan or grill. Broil (or grill) salmon until cooked through, about 12 to 15 mins depending on thickness of fish. While salmon is cooking, prepare sauce. In large skillet, heat oil on med heat. Add garlic and cook for one min. Add peppers and cook for 3 to 5 mins until softened. Stir in juice, mango, honey, cornstarch, and lime juice. Cook for 2 to 3 mins until the mixture starts to boil and thickens. Add spinach in batches until wilted. Stir in the cilantro. Serve sauce over over the salmon.