Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa [recipe] – Canyon Ranch Nourish Cookbook Giveaway

Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa

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Like everyone else, we made a few New Year’s resolutions at the beginning of this month.

And we’ve already broken down.

But that’s no surprise, right? Hey, it’s pretty impressive that we made it even this far, right?

Not exactly.

Did we ever mention what one of our New Year’s resolutions actually is?

We resolved not to diet and detox.

And unfortunately, we failed and “accidentally” made this totally heart, waist and mental healthy Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa, based on a recipe out of the Canyon Ranch Nourish cookbook.

We are such failures.

So the only way we’re going to keep up with our resolution of more fattylicious fried foods, sticky sweet creamy, dreamy desserts and enough alcohol to marinate our liver into a tiny livery pickle is to get this cookbook out of our kitchen.

Perfect timing with our birthday giftaway!
Canyon Ranch Nourish Cookbook

How to Enter this Giveaway

Canyon Ranch Nourish is a gorgeous cookbook from, you guessed it, Canyon Ranch. When we first got it, we were sort of reluctant to even open the book, since we associate “spa cuisine” with a sad little plate of garnish passing as a meal. But now you know that the book makes you want to eat all those healthy things like tofu, kale and raw vegetable smoothies, but also includes French toast, flatbread pizzas and *gasp!* cake. Not to mention gorgeously delicious dishes like that salmon.

Gawd, we’re still kicking ourselves for giving into it…

Ok! But no crying over spilled soy milk! This is a quick and easy giveaway. There is one step:

Leave a comment on this post with one of your food-related New Year’s resolutions.

Don’t worry if you didn’t make any resolutions — we actually think that’s a smart move. Just make something up, because it doesn’t matter what you say. We’re going to pick the “winner” randomly from the comments, so it only matters that you do comment.

You already know what our (already failed) resolution is.

Good luck! The deadline to enter is midnight Friday January 28. Make sure to enter your email address in the space provided address so we can contact you if you’re chosen!

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Salmon with Mango Avocado Salsa

Salmon with Avocado Mango Salsa

based on a recipe from the Canyon Ranch Nourish cookbook:

…Mangoes are rich in vitamins A and C and carotenoids. Salmon is a great source of disease-fighting omega-3 fatty acids. (We prefer wild-caught Pacific or organic farm-raised salmon.) In short, this dish delivers amazing nutritional value along with wonderful flavor…

makes 4 servings


for the Avocado Mango Salsa

half a large avocado, peeled and diced (Canyon Ranch uses 1/3 cup fresh blueberries)
1/3 cup peeled, diced mangoes
2 tablespoons minced red onions
2 tablespoons minced red bell peppers (we substituted tomatoes)
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon minced jalapeno peppers
(Canyon Ranch adds 2 teaspoons evaporated cane juice or organic cane sugar — we omitted sugar completely)
¼ teaspoon sea salt

for the Salmon

½ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
four 4-ounce salmon fillets
pinch sea salt
pinch freshly ground pepper


Combine the avocado (or blueberries), mangoes, onions, tomatoes (or bell peppers), cilantro, lime juice, jalapenos, salt (and sugar, if using) in a medium bowl. Lightly crush with a fork to release the juices. Set aside. [Wear gloves when handling hot chile peppers, or wash your hands thoroughly before touching your eyes, nose or mouth.]

Heat olive oil in large saute pan over medium-high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper and sear for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until just cooked through.

Serve each salmon fillet with ¼ cup Avocado Mango Salsa.

Nutritional Information for Each Serving (with Blueberry version of the salsa):

205 calories
6 g carbohydrates
11 g fat
54 mg cholesterol
19 g protein
216 mg sodium
1 g fiber

Mango Avocado Salsa

Fresh mango

Fresh mango, diced

by Sarah J. Gim on January 25, 2011 · 288 comments

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