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This balsamic baked salmon recipe is topped with a refreshing California strawberry basil salsa. It’s such a simple, yet delicious summer dish that’s bursting with flavour and nutrition! This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and a source of protein and fibre.

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Is there anything that signifies the start of summer more than purchasing your first box of ripe, juicy California strawberries of the season? I didn’t think so 😉

As a dietitian, I absolutely love adding a serving of 8 California strawberries to any meal or snack during the spring and summer months. It’s such an easy, delicious way to reap the nutrition benefits of strawberries, no matter what time of day!

If you’re looking for a new way to incorporate strawberries into your meals this season, this balsamic baked salmon with strawberry basil salsa is the perfect recipe to do so. The combination of sweet California strawberries, fresh basil, and avocado chunks pair so perfectly with the balsamic marinated salmon!

This recipe is super easy to make and is just perfect for a refreshing, yet filling lunch or dinner. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

PS. If you want more nutrition information and delicious strawberry recipe ideas, head over to californiastrawberries.com!

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California Strawberries Nutrition Facts

California strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C – a serving of 8 strawberries has about the same amount as an orange!

Vitamin C plays an essential role in immune function and helps form your body’s blood vessels, muscle, and collagen. It also helps your body absorb iron from foods and acts as an antioxidant.

In addition to Vitamin C, California strawberries are also a source of dietary fibre (a serving of 8 strawberries contains 3 grams). Fibre helps to lower blood cholesterol and promotes a healthy digestive system.

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this recipe are 12 simple, healthy ingredients (plus salt + pepper!):

  • California strawberries
  • Salmon fillets
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Avocado
  • Red Onion
  • Basil
  • Lime

What To Serve This Recipe With

I love serving this salmon and strawberry salsa recipe over a bed of whole grains, like quinoa, farro, or brown rice. If you’d like, you can also toss in some greens, like baby arugula, kale, or spinach!

What To Do With Leftovers

Leftovers of this recipe will keep for about 2 days in an airtight container in the fridge. This recipe tastes great cold, so there’s no need to reheat it (which I find can compromise the texture of baked salmon).

While you can enjoy leftovers in the same way as mentioned above, a creative way to repurpose leftovers would be to flake up the cooked salmon and add it to a taco shell or an open-faced toast. Add the strawberry salsa overtop and enjoy!

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This balsamic baked salmon recipe is topped with a refreshing strawberry basil salsa. It's such a simple, yet delicious summer dish that's bursting with flavour and nutrition! This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and a source of protein and fibre.
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Ingredients

Balsamic salmon:

  • 2 4-6 ounce salmon fillets
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp honey
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Strawberry basil salsa:

  • 8 California strawberries, diced
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 medium-sized avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 lime, juice only
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Place salmon fillets in a baking dish. Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, honey, salt, and pepper. Pour over salmon and allow to marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Dice all salsa ingredients and place into a bowl. Mix together well and set aside.
  • Bake salmon in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until desired doneness.
  • Remove salmon from oven and serve over a bed of grains (as desired). Be sure to spoon any excess marinade overtop!
  • Serve California strawberry salsa over salmon. Enjoy!

Notes

*WHAT TO SERVE THIS SALMON WITH: I love serving this salmon and strawberry salsa recipe over a bed of whole grains, like quinoa, farro, or brown rice. If you’d like, you can also toss in some greens, like baby arugula, kale, or spinach!
*LEFTOVERS: Leftovers of this recipe will keep for about 2 days in an airtight container in the fridge. This recipe tastes great cold, so there’s no need to reheat it (which I find can compromise the texture of baked salmon). While you can enjoy leftovers in the same way as mentioned above, a creative way to repurpose leftovers would be to flake up the cooked salmon and add it to a taco shell or an open-faced toast. Add the strawberry salsa overtop and enjoy!

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