Jumping into summer. The warm weather and sunshine are finally here! We’re starting to feel that warm weather and that means fresh produce too! But I know what you’re thinking, the cooking can be hard especially when trying to come up with recipes to use those ingredients. Well, you’ve just stumbled on a quick and easy recipe for an herbaceous No Flip Garlic Aioli Salmon. This dish is sure to impress your friends or family as barbeque and picnic season rolls around.
Who comes into spring with ambitious goals but then looks at their busy schedule and struggles to find the time to meet them? Try this meal that can take you less than 15 minutes to make and leave you wondering why you didn’t try it sooner.
Using avocado mayonnaise saves you the time you would normally spend mixing spices or marinating your salmon, and it’s packed with tons of flavor that pairs well with the flavors of spring. This garlic aioli salmon will be sure to leave you saying WOW!
Why avocado oil?
In addition to this, the only oil found in this delicious mayo is avocado oil. Now why is that important? For one avocado oil is a predominantly unsaturated fat (mono and polyunsaturated fat) and has a high smoke point which makes it great for cooking . But, would you believe me if I told you it had something to do with Omega-3s and mental health. Now there isn’t research to give you an exact omega-3 to 6 ratio; however, we do know that omega-3s are correlated with lower rates of inflammation and decreased mental decline . Also, Omega-3, DHA, is a major component of our brain and nervous system . Avocado oil has a higher concentration of Omega-3 per serving than even olive oil. While both avocado and olive oil have lower concentrations of omega 6s to omega 3s than soybean oil .
Now to the part about mental health. Where omega-3 in some studies has a beneficial effect on mood and depression, other studies have opposite findings. But this doesn’t mean that there isn’t another beneficial effect of omega-3 that comes from increasing your intake. Additionally, improving your health in other factors has the potential to increase your mood.
While the base of this recipe is salmon, it leaves it up to your creativity to decide what you want to serve it with. Fortunately, salmon pairs well with the fresh crisp flavors of summer, so you can have it with a farrow and peach salad, sauteed garlic zucchini, or cherry tomato and basil pasta.
Benefits of Salmon
Salmon offers a good source of protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and vitamin D. Now what does that mean and why are these nutrients important? Well first, protein is the building blocks for our muscles, organs, and are an important part of your body’s communication and function . Between the avocado oil in the mayonnaise and the salmon this dish is packed with omega-3s. Omega-3s are a component of our cell membrane and are correlated with lower rates of inflammation and cardiovascular disease [2,6]. Potassium is important for our nerve and kidney function . Finally, Vitamin D plays a role in the immune system, calcium absorption, and reducing inflammation Print
Short-Cut Recipe: No Flip Garlic Aioli Salmon
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
Bright and easy Salmon dish that is perfect for spring where garlic is mandatory and leftovers are optional.
- 2 tablespoons avocado mayonnaise
- 2 cloves or 2 teaspoon of grated/minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon thyme, fresh or dried
- 6–8 ounce salmon filet
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped parsley and thyme.
- With the skin side down coat the top and sides of the salmon filet with aioli sauce.
- Heat a medium skillet on medium-high heat. Once warm add avocado oil. Add salmon to the pan, skin side down.
- Turn heat to medium low. Cook 5-6 minutes on stove top then put the pan in your preheated oven for an 5 minutes, or until salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Serve on bed of greens or our Spring Kale Panzanella Salad and enjoy!
- You will need a pan that is oven safe. You can also transfer the salmon to a sheet pan if you do not have one.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes