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Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

 Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa
“I’m not usually a seafood fan, but I ordered a similar salmon dish at a restaurant, and I couldn’t stop eating it. My recipe re-creation has become a favorite with family and friends.” —Renee McIlheran, Lockport, Illinois
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons balsamic vinaigrette, divided
  • 4 salmon fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the tomato, avocado, onion, cilantro, oil,
  • garlic and 2 tablespoons vinaigrette. Chill until serving.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs,
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper.
  • Place salmon skin side down on grill rack. Grill, covered, over
  • medium heat for 7-9 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a
  • fork. Brush with remaining vinaigrette. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4
  • servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 fillet with 1/2 cup salsa equals 301 calories, 21 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.