Recipe: Spicy Salmon with Avocado and Yams | The Paleo Diet®
noun_Search_345985 Created with Sketch.

Try The Paleo Diet®!

Learn more. Get recipes & meal plans. See the science.

Recipe: Spicy Salmon with Avocado and Yams

By The Paleo Diet Team
May 26, 2014
Recipe: Spicy Salmon with Avocado and Yams image

Spicy salmon with avocado and yams balances your omega-3 intake with healthful fats. Nothing beats a little heat to ring in the sizzling summer season.

Ingredients

Serves 1-2

  • 1/3 Salmon fillet, skinned
  • Basil, Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano, Sage, chopped
  • Black Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • ½ Medium onion, diced
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • Coconut or Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Medium yam or sweet potato
  • Green chile sauce or salsa Optional

Directions

1. Dice yam into .5 x .5 inch sections.

2. Heat 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil in a Cast Iron pan on Low.

3. Stir in diced yams, and brown edges, ensuring they do not burn. Yams tend to cook slower than the salmon, so if you timed this recipe correctly, both the salmon and yams should finish cooking at the same time.

4. In a second Teflan pan, combine garlic, jalapenos and onions with 1 tbsp of coconut or olive oil.

5. Add salmon fillet and sprinkle chopped basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, sage, and black and red pepper over the salmon fillet, to taste.

6. Break up salmon with a spatula and distribute spices and ingredients evenly.

7. Cook salmon until flaky.

8. Garnish with diced avocado and a generous serving of Paleo-approved green chili sauce or salsa.

9. Side Note: Freshly brewed green tea complements this meal very well!

10. Bon appétit!

The Paleo Diet Recipe Library

Even More Articles For You

Recipe: Blueberry and Roasted Beet Kale Salad
Up your potassium intake with this healthy kale salad. It's mixed with toasted hazelnuts and tossed in a rosemary balsamic dressing!
Can Fruits and Vegetables Help Us Live Longer?
A brief history of the “Juice Men”, Norman Walker and Jay Kordich, and how their ahead-of-the-times concept of “juicing” has applicable health benefits today.
By Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
Creating Paleo Food Households for Kids with Bob and Andy Culbertson
Learn how to create Paleo food for the whole family. Visit The Paleo Diet® website for the best Paleo breakfast recipes, Paleo lunch recipes & more.
By The Paleo Diet® Team
Paleo Leadership
 
Trevor Connor
Trevor Connor

Dr. Loren Cordain’s final graduate student, Trevor Connor, M.S., brings more than a decade of nutrition and physiology expertise to spearhead the new Paleo Diet team.

Mark J Smith
Dr. Mark Smith

One of the original members of the Paleo movement, Mark J. Smith, Ph.D., has spent nearly 30 years advocating for the benefits of Paleo nutrition.

Nell Stephenson
Nell Stephenson

Ironman athlete, mom, author, and nutrition blogger Nell Stephenson has been an influential member of the Paleo movement for over a decade.

Loren Cordain
Dr. Loren Cordain

As a professor at Colorado State University, Dr. Loren Cordain developed The Paleo Diet® through decades of research and collaboration with fellow scientists around the world.