Vital Bridges Healthy Recipe: Sautéed Salmon with Garlicky Spinach

Sautéed Salmon with Garlicky Spinach

By Vital Bridges Nutrition Team

(Chicago) – May 2, 2012. Boy, do we have a fish treat for you: Sautéed Salmon with Garlicky Spinach. This heart-healthy meal will provide you with omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid, and iron. That covers a lot of nutrition bases. And anything that is sautéed tastes good, too, no?

Here’s what you need to know to prepare this delicious dish:


-2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets

-3 teaspoons canola oil

-1/4 teaspoon salt

-Ground black pepper

-1 lb of frozen or fresh spinach

-2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped


  • Set a 10-inch nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Brush each fillet with the oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper.
  • Place the fillets in the pan flesh side down. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Turn each fillet over and continue to cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Transfer the fillets to a plate, cover loosely with foil, and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • While salmon is resting, heat up 1 tsp canola oil in same pan and toss in the finely chopped garlic.  Cook briefly for 2 minutes.  Add the spinach and cook until wilted.
  • Serve with ½ cup of brown rice and a ½ cup of fruit.

Eat, enjoy.

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