Clean Eats Salmon/Clean & Easy Red Cabbage Slaw

Submitted by Jeanne Larson

About the cook: I am a wife, mom of two boys, and a part-time middle school teacher who teaches a Farm to Table cooking class/Health and PE. My side business is called Endurance Fit For Life and my goal is to promote a healthy lifestyle for the whole family. I have written three cookbooks, which focus on simple, healthy recipes and easy to make. My website and social media has a link for hiking/biking trails in Orange County that give details on where to park, sights you will see on the trails, and other info. Overall, my goal to to help simplify healthy cooking in the kitchen with giving others recipe ideas that will keep them and their families healthy!

About the dish: This is a healthy, easy, family-friendly meal. Full of nutrients that your whole family will benefit from!

National Origin: American

Serves: 4

Estimated Time: Under 30 Minutes


2 salmon fillets, with skin
4 garlic cloves, diced
Juice from 1 lime
Juice from 1 clementine
1 Tbs. coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbs. honey
1/8 tsp. sea salt
2 Tbs. olive oil

Ingredients for the slaw:
1 package of Trader Joe’s pre-cut red cabbage
1 green apple, chopped into bite-sized pieces
½ cup cashews, chopped

Dressing Ingredients:
Juice from 1 large lemon (about ¼ cup)
¼ cup olive oil
1 Tbs. honey
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. sea salt


Put the olive oil in a frying pan, and set the stove to medium heat. Place the salmon fillets in the pan, skin side down, and cook for 5-7 minutes, until the skin is golden brown. Then, flip the salmon to cook the other side another 5-7 minutes. As it’s cooking, use a spatula to move the salmon to the sides of the pan. Next, add the garlic to the pan and cook for about two minutes. Then add the lime and clementine juice and the coconut aminos. Use your spatula to whisk juices and garlic until some evaporates. Then, add the honey and whisk it all together for 1 minute, until bubbly. Scoot the salmon back to the center of the pan and thoroughly cover the fillets with the juices . Serve the salmon over Clean & Easy Red Cabbage Slaw (below) or brown rice. Pour the remaining juices overtop the salmon.

Directions for the slaw:

Mix the dressing ingredients in a Ninja or blender and set aside.

Put the red cabbage, chopped green apple, and chopped cashews in a bowl. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw and mix well. Chill for at least an hour and serve alongside the salmon or by itself!

Recipe Tidbit:
This is a simple, savory, and nutrient-dense meal that is surprisingly easy to make. Because salmon can be expensive, I save it for a treat for our family. Salmon has many health benefits. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a great source of protein, high in B vitamins, helps fight inflammation, and may protect brain health with its fish oil. Look for the words “wild caught,” which is a better option than farm-raised.

The cabbage slaw is SUPER easy to make and satisfies the taste buds!

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