Source: Chef Guadalupe García de León | Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Entrees, Heart-Smart

Salmon with Cilantro Crust

This recipe is so good you will want an extra serving. Salmon is known for its heart-health benefits, and becomes even healthier when cooked with canola oil, which has more plant-based omega-3 fat than any other common vegetable oil.

Salmon with Cilantro Crust


  • 2 Tbsp lime juice 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro 30 mL
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and deveined 15 mL
  • 4 (4 oz/125 g) salmon fillets
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 1 Tbsp honey 15 mL
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
  • 2. In small bowl, combine lime juice, cilantro and serrano or jalapeño pepper.
  • 3. Season salmon with salt. Spread honey over top of salmon fillet. Then firmly press cilantro mix into honey.
  • 4. In oven-safe skillet or on grill, sear salmon just on skin side. Finish salmon in oven for 10 minutes or until fish just starts to flake.


4 servings

serving size

1 salmon fillet

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat9 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol52 mg
Carbohydrates5 g
Fiber0 g
Sugars4 g
Protein23 g
Sodium231 mg
Potassium430 mg