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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.
1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 bell pepper, julienned
2 Tbsp. chopped red onion
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 1/2 tsp. canola oil, divided
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. salt
4 (5 oz.) salmon fillets
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 lime, cut into wedges
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Seared Salmon with Cilantro-Cucumber Salsa

Seared Salmon with Cilantro-Cucumber Salsa

Seared Salmon with Cilantro-Cucumber Salsa
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  • Servings:4 (245 g)
  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:25 minutes
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 1/2 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.