Lemon Mint Ginger Salmon

By now we all, or at least most of us, know that salmon is a excellent protein source. It contains many nutrients, such as omega 3 fatty acids, B vitamins, and antioxidants, that may help reduce heart disease risk, reduce inflammation, and support brain health. Having just 1-2 servings a week has been shown to have health benefits. This simple recipe is an easy way to incorporate salmon into a lunch or dinner meal.


1 shallot, finely minced (or about 2 tablespoons of red onion)

1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated with microplane

Olive oil, enough to finely coat salmon fillets

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Powdered garlic, to taste

5 - 4 oz portions of skinless salmon fillets


Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix shallot, mint, lemon zest and juice, and ginger in a small bowl.

Place salmon fillets on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic. Coat each fillet with lemon herb mixture.

Place in preheated oven. Cook for 20-30 minutes. Check for doneness at the 20 minute mark to prevent overcooking.

Once done, plate over fonio pilaf and collard green salad.