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Saratoga Springs, UT – (ReleaseWire) – 6/25/2021 – Adding fish to a diet has healthy benefits, and the chefs at Intermountain Healthcare suggest pairing it with a chilled spinach and strawberry salsa for a bright and healthy one Get summer meal.

“In the summer months, I love grilling and smoking all kinds of meat,” says Josh Broadbent, Executive Sous Chef at Intermountain Healthcare. “The spinach and strawberry salsa may not be a traditional salsa, but it is a great, rounded addition to the dish, with a lot of flavor of jalapenos and cucumber in the mix. I love how light the salsa tastes, and it really makes the baked good salmon pop. ”

Baked salmon is a simple dish that is high in omega-3 fatty acids and great for heart and brain health. Eating whole fish has been shown to be more protective than taking a fish oil supplement, likely due to the presence of protective nutrients like selenium and antioxidants found in fish but not in fish oil supplements. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish, especially oily fish like salmon, at least twice a week.

Here is the recipe:


Baked salmon:
2½ tsp. olive oil
5 pieces of Atlantic salmon, 4 oz., Skinless, thawed
2½ tsp. Lemon peel
¼ tsp. kosher salt
¼ tsp. black pepper, ground
5 lemon wedges each, thinly sliced

Spinach and Strawberry Salsa:
1¼ cups of fresh strawberries, diced
1½ cups of spinach, chiffonade
½ cucumber each, peeled, diced
1 kiwi, peeled, diced
¼ cups jalapeno, pitted, chopped
2 TEA SPOONS. Mint, chiffonade
1½ tsp lemon juice
1½ teaspoon honey
¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Brush the bottom of a baking dish with olive oil, lay the salmon skin side down.
Sprinkle with lemon zest, salt and pepper.
Cover the baking dish with parchment paper and foil; Bake for 17 minutes or until an internal temperature of 145 F is reached.

Spinach and Strawberry Salsa:
Prepare all fresh ingredients and place in a large bowl.
Mix lemon juice, honey and salt in a small bowl.
Add the juice mixture to the fresh ingredient and stir gently so that the ingredients don’t disintegrate.

Place the salmon in the center of the plate and divide evenly. Goes well with a rice pilaf or roasted red potatoes.

Servings: 5
215 calories / 255 mg sodium / 40% calories / fat

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For more suggestions, see Intermountain Healthcare’s Eat Well page.

About Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a not for profit system of 25 hospitals, 225 clinics, a medical group of 2,600 employed and advanced physicians, a health insurance company called SelectHealth, and other health services in Utah, Idaho and Nevada. Intermountain is widely recognized as a leader in healthcare transformation by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high quality outcomes and sustainable costs. You can find updates at

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