Seared Salmon with Cilantro-Cucumber Salsa

Number of Servings: 4 (245 g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 25 min.
Seared Salmon with Cilantro-Cucumber Salsa

The salmon is easy: a simple pan sear with salt and pepper. The salsa is the star of the show and adds color, flavor, and texture. Prepare the salsa ahead of time so that the flavors have a chance to meld.


  • Cilantro-Cucumber Salsa:

    • ½ cucumber, thinly sliced
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • ½ bell pepper, julienned
    • 2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
    • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
    • 1 tsp. canola oil
    • 1 tsp. honey
    • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
    • ½ tsp. salt


    • ½ tsp. canola oil
    • 4 (5 oz.) salmon fillets
    • ¼ tsp. pepper

    Optional Garnishes*:

    • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Gently toss together cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, and cilantro.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, 1 teaspoon canola oil, honey, red pepper flakes, and salt.
  3. Pour the lime juice mixture over the cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Sprinkle the salmon fillets on both sides with pepper. In a large frying pan, heat the remaining ½ teaspoon canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the fish to the pan and cook, turning once, until opaque throughout (4-5 minutes per side).
  5. Top fish with salsa and garnish with lime wedges to serve.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 245 g

Amount per serving
Calories 335
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.5g
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes 1g Added Sugars 3%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 30g
Vitamin D 15.6mcg 80%
Calcium 26.7mg 2%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 710mg 15%
Vitamin A 128.7mcg 15%
Vitamin C 32.5mg 35%
Vitamin E 5.9mg 40%
Vitamin K 13mcg 10%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 20%
Niacin 17.8mg 110%
Vitamin B6 1mg 60%
Folate 53.7mcg 13%
Vitamin B12 4.6mcg 190%
Biotin 9.1mcg 30%
Chloride 27.2mg 2%
Pantothenate 2.4mg 50%
Phosphorus 365.1mg 30%
Iodine 0.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 50.6mg 10%
Zinc 0.7mg 6%
Selenium 34.2mcg 60%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.1mg 6%
Chromium 0.3mcg 0%
Molybdenum 4.7mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Salmon, Cucumber, Tomatoes, Red Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Lime Juice, Canola Oil, Honey, Salt, Cilantro, Red Pepper Flakes, Black Pepper.

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