Honey Chipotle Salmon

After being in Georgia for a month, eating too much of my mom’s delicious meals, Matthew and I are back in Denver and determined to be healthyat least ’til our wedding in June!

For us, that means no alcohol (unless we’re socializing, 1 drink max), lots of smoothies, lots of greens, less carbs, no sweets, and no cheese (devastating, I know).

WE CAN DO THIS.
Especially if we can make each meal as good and easy as the first meal of our health kick: Honey Chipotle Salmon salad w/ quinoa and broccoli.

Here’s what we used:

  • Salmon fillets (we used frozen)
  • Broccoli (also used frozen)
  • Quinoa
  • Spinach
  • For sauce: honey, melted butter, garlic powder, cayenne

& here’s how we made it:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Line glass pan with aluminum foil and place thawed salmon on it
  • In a bowl, stir the honey, melted butter, garlic powder, and cayenne together until it is a sauce-like consistency. Determine amount of each ingredient by tasting
  • Pour honey chipotle sauce over salmon
  • Place sauce-coated salmon in pre-heated oven and cook for 15 minutes
  • While salmon is cooking, prepare quinoa according to package instructions and heat frozen broccoli
  • Remove salmon from pan when cooked through and serve atop spinach, quinoa, and broccoli
  • Top with remaining honey chipotle sauce from pan and enjoy!

I’ve never been a big fish lover, but the sauce we made with this salmon made it much less fishy and more spicy-sweet. We’ll definitely be making more of these salads in the future.

How do you like to serve your salmon?
Let me know in the comments below!

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