An easy dijon sauce tops baked salmon; good for your heart and your sweetheart.
It’s the week of Valentine’s Day and you want to be good to your heart in multiple ways: Treat your sweetie to a special dinner without interrupting your healthy eating plan.
Try this easy salmon entree. Add a leafy green salad with sliced strawberries and a drizzle of vinaigrette dressing.
Baked Salmon Dijon
1 cup fat-free sour cream
2 teaspoons dried dill
3 tablespoons scallions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 ½ pounds salmon fillet with skin, cut in center
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
As needed, fat-free cooking spray
Whisk sour cream, dill, scallions, mustard and lemon juice in small bowl to blend.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly oil baking sheet with cooking spray.
Place salmon, skin side down, on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with garlic powder and pepper. Spread with the sauce.
Bake salmon until just opaque in center, about 20 minutes.
Makes 6 servings, 4 ounces each
Nutrition information per serving: 196 calories; 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 229 mg sodium; less than 1 g total fiber; 27 g protein; 5 g carbohydrates; 703 mg potassium.
Source: The Heart Truth newsletter, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute