Lunches — By Ben on 17 June 2009
Salmon Summer Salad

Salmon and mango avocado mint salad

I am very proud with myself becuase I’ve lost 5 pounds in the last 2 weeks. Now I need to keep them off by eating light meals and keep working out. Summer is the perfect time of the year to do this. The markets and stores are now filled with fresh produce and my favorite fruit, mango, is available almost everywhere. That’s why I will be featuring a lot of mango recipes in the following weeks and months so brace yourselves, HA!

Yesterday, I had a salmon fillet that I wanted to eat for lunch with a salad, but I had no idea how to prepare it. So I asked my friends in twitter and facebook to give me some ideas. Their ideas helped me decide what to make for lunch. The flavors worked really well in this dish.

Salmon and mango avocado mint salad

Salmon Summer Salad
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Recipe type: Lunch
 
Ingredients
  • •1 salmon fillet
  • •zest of one lemon
  • •juice of two lemons
  • •salt and pepper to taste
  • •1 TBSP butter
  • •Romain lettuce leaves
  • •1 mango, diced
  • •1 avocado, diced
  • •1 tomato, diced
  • •1 tsp chopped fresh mint
  • •1 TBSP olive oil
Instructions
  1. Mix the juice of one lemon, lemon zest, pepper and salt and rub thouroughly over the salmon fillet.
  2. Heat a frying pan and add the butter. When it melts fry slightly the salmon. Let it cool for a little while.
  3. Mix mango, avocado, tomato and mint with the juice of the other lemon and olive oil.
  4. Serve the salmon over the lettuce leaves and the mango-avocado salad on the side.

 

The main reason to prepare this salad was to take another picture for the Food Photographers Club assignment. I really didn’t like the first salad I tried to style so I decided to give it another shot. I got the book Digital Food Photography by Lou Mana and I’ve been trying to put into practice some of the advice he gives about the topic. Although I liked this picture more than the first one, I think that the styling still could be improve. I talk more about this and some of the tips I’ve learned on the forum. Please visit and give me your opinion about the shot.

Salmon and mango avocado mint salad

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(19) Readers Comments

  1. I am so glad you posted this recipe. It looks amazing. The salmon is cooked to perfection and the salad is so colorful! I Love it!

  2. That salmon looks soo fresh and delicious. And I LOVE LVOE LOVE mango anything!! So good and I don’t eat them enough!

  3. I always use lime & pepper on salmon, with other things.. Love the combination of mango & avocado.

  4. oh ! i like the first picture better as the lighter background makes the food stand out better. but it is a personal choice.

  5. What a gorgeous meal! I should start eating light meals like this…time to lose some weight for summer!

  6. This is so wonderful and fresh Ben! Lucky you t be enjying mangoes right at heir summer peak…I’m jealous!

  7. Great looking salad, dude. There’s tons of mono-fats in there with the salmon and avocado, and it’s still so light, and rather low carb. Keep this up and the other 5 lbs will come off in no time. Just remember, weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint. You’ve got this :)

  8. The salmon sounds delightful. But I love the way you displayed the fruit. Makes a beautiful picture. Good job.

  9. A perfect light summer meal, beautiful creation!

  10. The second photo is the one I like the best. You make the salmon and salsa look so tempting:D

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