Pan Seared Chipotle Lime Salmon & Cabbage Slaw

Recipe developed by Eat Fit and American Heart Association
Ingredient list: 

Serves 4

Salmon Filet

2 tablespoons light olive oil

4 6-ounce salmon filets

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (or 1 teaspoon dried)

1 lime, sliced into wheels for garnish

Heat skillet on medium-high heat. Add olive oil. When oil simmers, add seasoned salmon to pan. Sear for 3-4 minutes undisturbed until golden. Flip and sear the other side for another 4 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and sliced lime. Serve over Cabbage Slaw (see recipe below).

Chipotle Seasoning

1 cup chili powder

2 tbsp cumin

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp oregano (dried)

1 tbsp thyme (dried)

1 tbsp basil (dried) 

1/4 cup cilantro (fresh) minced

Combine in a bowl and add seasoning to salmon before cooking it. 

Cabbage Slaw

2 large carrots, grated

2 cups cabbage, finely shredded

2 stalks green onion, chopped (tops only)

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 dash cayenne pepper (optional)

1 lime fresh lime, juiced

½ cup plain Greek-style yogurt

¼ cup chopped cilantro (or 1 tbsp dried)

Place carrots, cabbage, and green onion in a bowl.  In another bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, lemon juice, and yogurt.

Add dressing to the vegetable mixture. Toss well. Chill and serve.

  • Heart Health Tip: Salmon is rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fats, which help keep cholesterol levels low.
  • Cooking Tip: Plain, whole-milk yogurt is a great substitute for sour cream.