Today’s recipe post is a great example of how to use the 5 Easy Steps to Microwave Gourmet. It’s simple, it’s delicious, and it’s versatile. It works with smoked or canned salmon* (I do have to admit, I haven’t found a BPA-free canned salmon yet. Still looking though.)
*It’s important that you choose WILD salmon, not farmed. Wild salmon eat a healthy diet of plankton, small fish, and insects, creating healthy fish rich in the Omega 3s we hear so much about with regard to salmon. Farm-raised fish do not eat the diet they were designed to eat, and therefor don’t contain those awesome Omega 3 fats. Rather, they are fed corn and soy (almost certainly GMO) which are rich in inflammatory Omega 6 fats, creating the opposite of what we’re going for if we’re eating salmon for cardiovascular health or any other health reasons. Farm-raised salmon in the US has also been shown to contain a high rate of PCBs, toxic chemicals to humans and the environment.
Salmon and Avocado Toss
I love this recipe, because it reminds me of a simple salmon avocado sushi roll, but also has the buttery taste of the ghee. It’s also chalk-full of healthy fats (ghee, avocado, salmon, almonds), a good punch of protein (about 23 grams for 1/2 a can of salmon), and a hefty dose of filling fiber and micronutrients from the greens.
- kale, spinach, or chard (or a combo!), torn and deveined
- 1/2 avocado, cubed
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 can wild caught salmon or 4 strips smoked, chopped
Follow the 5 Easy Steps — after nuking, add in the ghee and salt and mix those in before adding in the salmon, almonds, and avocado.
Enjoy it while it’s hot!