Category: Nutrition

Grilled Salmon & Asparagus with Herbed Tahini Sauce

If you’re looking to improve your diet with freshly cooked and nutritious meals that are also delicious, we at Attune Health have got you covered! Look no further than this salmon recipe, cooked up by Natalie Fortune, our in-house nutritionist.

Apart from being a wonderful source of high-quality protein, salmon is also rich in EPA and DHA, types of omega-3 fatty acids that have been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory properties, among other health benefits. Moreover, the components of garlic can help support a healthy immune system.

For this recipe, Natalie used a grill pan, but if the weather is nice, feel free to use an outdoor grill. Try this recipe out, and let us know what you think on social media!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2, 3-4 oz wild-caught salmon fillets
  • 2 teaspoons avocado oil, divided
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 large bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated or minced
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs (basil, dill, parsley)
  • Sea salt and black pepper

*Serves 2

RECIPE

1.) Heat a grill pan over medium high heat.
2.) When the pan is hot, add 1 teaspoon of avocado oil, followed by the asparagus. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Allow to cook for a few minutes, turning occasionally to get grilled marks.
3.) When the asparagus has begun to get some color, transfer it to a plant or tray and cover with foil to keep warm and allow it to steam to fully cook on the inside.
4.) While the asparagus was cooking, season both sides of the salmon fillet with sea salt and black pepper. Then add the remaining teaspoon of avocado oil to the pan, followed by the salmon fillets, laying them away from you.
5.) Allow it to cook for a few minutes on each side. Each time you flip the fish, squeeze a little lemon over it.
6.) While the fish is cooking, add the tahini juice of one lemon, minced garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and chopped herbs to a bowl, and then mix to combine. Taste and season for salt and pepper.
7.) When the fish is fully cooked, remove it from the pan and serve with asparagus and tahini sauce. You can even top it with grilled lemon slices.
8.) Enjoy!