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This salmon with sweet potato mash recipe is served with the most deliciously creamy miso coconut sauce! It’s an easy, cozy, and healthy dinner idea that’s ready in about 30 minutes. Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.

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This salmon and sweet potato recipe is perfect for cozy weeknight dinners. Salmon is paired with a fluffy sweet potato mash that all comes together with a flavourful miso coconut sauce – there’s so much deliciousness in every bite!

As a dietitian I always aim to make meals that are balanced in nutrition. This one is no different – you get quality protein from the salmon, fiber-rich complex carbs from the sweet potatoes, and some satiating fats from the coconut milk.

Feel free to pair with some additional veggies if you’d like – I’ve included some ideas and more recipe modifications below. Enjoy 🙂

Want more salmon recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of simple, healthy salmon recipes for more ideas!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this easy salmon and sweet potato recipe are 10 simple ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Recipe Modifications

  1. While the salmon in this recipe is pan-seared in order to use less dishes, you can prepare it any way you’d like. Feel free to bake the salmon in the oven or even cook it on the grill! If you’re using either of these methods, I would swap the coconut oil for olive oil instead and gently brush it over the salmon.
  2. Feel free to add more veggies or greens to this dish. It would taste great with garlic-sautéed greens (like spinach, kale, or chard) or cooked broccoli or asparagus.
  3. Feel free to use freshly-grated ginger in place of ground, if preferred. The amount may differ slightly as fresh ginger can be quite strong, so I would add a touch and taste before adding more!
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Salmon Nutrition Benefits

Salmon is an excellent source of quality, complete protein, which helps to protect bone health and prevent muscle loss, among many other functions.

  • a 3-ounce serving provides 17 grams
  • a 6-ounce piece will give you 34 grams

In addition to protein, salmon is rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fatty acids, including omega-3s. Omega-3s are known to support heart health, brain health, and to reduce inflammation overall.

On the micronutrient side, salmon is a great source of B vitamins like:

  • vitamin B12
  • vitamin B6
  • thiamin
  • riboflavin
  • niacin

B vitamins act as coenzymes in many important metabolic processes throughout your body, such as turning the food we eat into energy!

Salmon is also a good source of minerals like potassium and selenium.

Sweet Potato Nutrition Benefits

Sweet potatoes are a great source of dietary fibre, with one medium-sized sweet potato providing almost 4 grams (15% of your daily needs).

From a micronutrient standpoint, sweet potatoes are an incredible source of beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A. One medium sweet potato provides 386% of your daily vitamin A needs! Beta carotene also has antioxidant properties, helping to prevent cellular damage.

Sweet potatoes are also a source of other micronutrients, like:

  • potassium
  • magnesium
  • calcium
  • iron
  • phosphorus
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin E
  • vitamin C
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This salmon with sweet potato mash recipe is served with the most deliciously creamy miso coconut sauce! It's an easy, cozy, and healthy dinner idea that's ready in about 30 minutes. Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled + cut into smaller chunks
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 pieces salmon (~3-6 ounce pieces, as desired)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 a lime, juice only
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Optional garnish: chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Place sweet potato chunks in a large pot. Add about 1-1.5 cups water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and reduce heat. Allow to simmer and steam for 15 mins, or until potatoes are fork tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high. Once hot, place salmon SKIN SIDE DOWN and allow to cook (undisturbed) for about 4-6 mins, depending on thickness. Flip salmon and turn off heat, allowing to cook for an additional 2 mins. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • To the same pan, add minced garlic and sauté for 2 mins until browned and fragrant.
  • Add coconut milk, miso paste, ginger, and lime juice to the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously until miso breaks down and the sauce is smooth.
  • By now, the potatoes should be ready. Drain most of the water, leaving about 1/4-1/2 a cup of water in the pot. Season with salt + pepper, then mash together with a potato masher.
  • Plate sweet potato mash and top with salmon and coconut sauce. Feel free to garnish with some fresh parsley and more black pepper. Enjoy!

Notes

*LEFTOVERS + REHEATING: Leftovers will keep for about 3 days in an airtight container in the fridge. You can easily reheat them in the microwave!
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • While the salmon in this recipe is pan-seared in order to use less dishes, you can prepare it any way you’d like. Feel free to bake the salmon in the oven or even cook it on the grill! If you’re using either of these methods, I would swap the coconut oil for olive oil instead and gently brush it over the salmon.
  • Feel free to add more veggies or greens to this dish. It would taste great with garlic-sautéed greens (like spinach, kale, or chard) or cooked broccoli or asparagus.
  • Feel free to use freshly-grated ginger in place of ground, if preferred. The amount may differ slightly as fresh ginger can be quite strong, so I would add a touch and taste before adding more!

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