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Whole30 Mango Salsa Salmon


As seen on our Weekend Recap: Surviving our Last Weekend of our Whole30 Challenge.

Since the other pink meat was still waiting for us in the fridge, we decided to combine two of our favorite recipes (oven-roasted salmon and mango salsa) and merge the two in our Whole30 Mango Salsa Salmon.



We marinated the salmon with lime juice and a little olive oil. We then seasoned the salmon with our go-to Seafood Spice Blend seasoning we found at Whole Foods.


While the salmon was baking, we made our delicious Whole30 Mango Salsa.


We served the salmon with a side of steamed broccoli.


TASTE TEST: This may be my favorite meal yet. I could seriously eat this meal at least 3x per week. We cooked the salmon for about 15 minutes and it was on point! The salsa was once again a hit... and once again, we are both guilty of eating it out of the bowl with a spoon...

Whole30 Mango Salsa Salmon

INGREDIENTS:

  • salmon filets

  • olive oil

  • 1 lime (for juice to marinate)

  • Seafood Spice Blend (or favorite Whole30-approved spices)

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • "Whole30 Mango Salsa" ingredients (recipe shown below)

STEPS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil (to minimize cleanup later).

  3. Pat salmon dry with a paper towel, and place salmon skin-side down on foil.

  4. Squeeze lime juice over salmon to marinate. Brush salmon lightly with olive oil.

  5. Season with Seafood Spice Blend (or your favorite Whole30 spice blend).

  6. Bake salmon in the oven for 12-17 minutes until internal temperature of the thickest part of salmon is 145°F. (Timing depends on size and thickness of salmon, so check temperature after 12 minutes, and keep baking until thickest part reaches 145°F.)

  7. While salmon is baking, make the mango salsa (as shown in "Whole30 Mango Salsa" recipe below).

  8. Serve mango salsa on top of salmon. Garnish with lime slice and small tree.

Whole30 Mango Salsa



Whole30 Mango Salsa

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3-4 mangos, peeled and diced

  • 1/2 onion, chopped (red or vidalia onion are my favs)

  • 1 tomato, chopped (or 6-8 grape tomatoes, chopped)

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (more or less depending on taste)

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped

  • sea salt to taste

  • pepper to taste

OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple

  • 1/2 bell pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (for extra kick)

STEPS:

  1. Clean and chop ingredients (or throw all ingredients into a food processor).

  2. Combine ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix.

  3. Serve over fish or any other way you'd prefer!

NOTES:

  • When I make salsa, I never actually measure. I think that's the great thing about salsa, you can add what you want and as much of it as you'd like, and tailor it to your liking. I did however eyeball the amounts pretty closely to give my best guesstimate, since measuring cups weren't actually involved in the making. :) You really can't go wrong though!

  • We used all of the ingredients shown above, including the optional ingredients, in our Whole30 Mango Salsa, and it turned out AMAZING!

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