Plate with cooked salmon filet garnished with lime slices with cabbage slaw on the side

Pan Seared Chipotle Lime Salmon & Cabbage Slaw

Serves 4

Chipotle Seasoning

  • 1 cup chili powder
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 tbsp thyme (dried)
  • 1 tbsp basil (dried)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (fresh) minced
  1. Combine in a bowl and add seasoning to salmon before cooking it.

Salmon Fillet

  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 4 6-ounce salmon filets
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 lime, sliced into wheels for garnish
  1. Heat skillet on medium-high heat. Add olive oil. When oil simmers, add seasoned salmon to pan.
  2. Sear for 3-4 minutes undisturbed until golden. Flip and sear the other side for another 4 minutes.
  3. Garnish with cilantro and sliced lime. Serve over Cabbage Slaw (see recipe below).

Cabbage Slaw

  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 2 cups cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 stalks green onion, chopped (tops only)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 lime fresh lime, juiced
  • ½ cup plain Greek-style yogurt
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro (or 1 tbsp dried)
  1. Place carrots, cabbage, and green onion in a bowl. In another bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, lemon juice, and yogurt.
  2. Add dressing to the vegetable mixture. Toss well. Chill and serve.

Heart Health Tip: Salmon is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats, which help keep cholesterol levels low.
Cooking Tip: Plain, whole-milk yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream.

Recipe developed by Eat Fit and American Heart Association


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