Seared Salmon with Cilantro-Cucumber Salsa

Number of Servings: 4 (245 G)
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook 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.


  • 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
  • 1½ tsp. canola oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 4 (5 oz.) salmon fillets
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 245G

Amount per serving
Calories 340
% 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%
Potassium 720mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 2g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 2%
Iron 4%
Vitamin D 80%
Vitamin E 40%
Vitamin K 10%
Thiamin 25%
Riboflavin 20%
Niacin 110%
Vitamin B6 60%
Folate 0%
Vitamin B12 190%
Biotin 30%
Chloride 0%
Pantothenate 45%
Phosphorus 30%
Iodine 0%
Magnesium 10%
Zinc 6%
Selenium 60%
Copper 15%
Manganese 6%
Chromium 0%
Molybdenum 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, Yellow Bell Pepper, Shallots, Lime Juice, Canola Oil, Honey, Salt, Cilantro, Red Pepper Flakes, Black Pepper.

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