The Oat Meal: Paleo salmon with mango salsa
Eating healthy doesn't mean your meal has to lack flavour, so try this on for size.
The latest diet craze and superfood carry on is always in the news, with rumours that one will kill you and another will make you stronger, but there's certainly a trend to the ones that tend to stick around, and it doesn't take too much stat crunching to figure out what it is.
Basically, the best advice is to eat as little processed food as possible, and get as many nutrients from real food as possible, which is why we here at JOE like to pick and choose things from the Paleo diet, which concentrates on eating clean and eating healthy. There's also a huge community out there with plenty of ideas and creativity, so here's a sample recipe you can try out that's full of flavour and healthy to boot.
What you'll need:
- 2 salmon fillets
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tomato, diced
- 1/2 mango, diced
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, diced
- 1 green chilli
- Juice from 2 limes
- Freshly chopped coriander to taste
- Salt to taste
The mango salsa takes a bit longer to make so maybe start here. It's not particularly difficult, it just requires a lot of chopping so if you have a little food processor here, your life will be made a lot easier. Dice the tomato, the mango, the onion the chili, and the garlic, then add to a bowl, giving them a bit of a mix around and adding a sprinkle of salt. Roll your limes on hard surface to get the juices going, then slice and add the juice of one to the mixture. Chop the coriander and add it to the mix before giving it a taste to see if it needs a bit more lime or salt.
For the salmon, mix all the spices (cumin, paprika, coriander, salt and pepper) together in a bowl, before spreading a bit of olive oil on the fillets. Then put the mixture over the top of the salmon, or if you have enough spread it all around.
For the side you can add some sweet potato "fries" cooked in the oven with a touch of olive oil, or our personal favourite, a couple of plantains sliced thinly with a sprinkle of cumin and mild chili powder on top.
Heat a pan with olive oil or coconut oil and then cook the salmon through until done, or you can also grill them if that's more your thing... frying fish can make your home pretty fragrant for a sustained period of time. Once they're done, scoop on a few spoons of the mango salsa and enjoy.
Hat-tip to morethanpaleo for the pic