Salmon is one of the best foods you can eat for lowering cholesterol, despite being high in fat.
That’s because it contains lots of healthy unsaturated fats like omega-3 fatty acids that can reduce the bad ‘LDL’ cholesterol and maintain good ratios between good-to-bad cholesterol.
But to make the most of it in a recipe, you need to make sure you’re eating salmon with other good ingredients that don’t contribute to it.
These recipes are great for your cholesterol but also taste delicious too!
Platter meals are always so fun to make and this one is no exception!
The salmon is marinated with smoked paprika, garlic, dill, mint, lemon juice and oil and slowly baked for 20-25 minutes at 300F. The slow baking gives it a real melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Since the lemon is part of the marinade, 10 minutes or so will do the trick! Lemon denatures the fish proteins, almost like cooking it. For a quick marinade, it’s perfect, but leave it too long and it dries the salmon out.
The couscous can be cooked so quickly and adds some extra heartiness to the dish. The tzatziki is made by combining Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic and herbs, which gives the dish a cool and refreshing dip for your salmon, couscous and veggies.
However, it’s one of those really easy-to-customize recipes, so I’ll often just use whatever is in the fridge or cupboard. Lemon potatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, grilled zucchini, different grains – the list is endless!
Whatever you choose, just make sure you bring together those vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean region for a cholesterol-friendly, yet satisfying dinner.
Seafood and spinach are always a winner together, and when brought together with a creamy sauce, you’re guaranteed a delicious meal.
This recipe replaces the typical heavy creamy with Greek yogurt and I love it!
You still get the creamy flavors and textures without the heaviness (and calories!) of the heavy cream. Plus it’s higher in protein. Guilt-free pasta? Yes please!
Lemon and salmon are always a winning combination and fresh dill adds even more freshness to the dish.
That’s it for the ingredients, and it’s all good stuff for your cholesterol.
Since it’s ready in just 20 minutes, it makes for the perfect midweek meal when I’m just a little bit too tired to cook anything too elaborate.
Everyone needs a dish for those summer parties, and this one definitely fits the bill!
It’s so simple, but the sweetness and tanginess of the mango salad perfectly compliments the smokiness of the salmon.
Preparing this recipe is a breeze too. Simply season the salmon and grill for 8-10 minutes and you’re salmon is good to go.
Meanwhile, simply combine the chopped mango, cilantro, red bell pepper, shallot, watermelon radish, jalapeno and distilled white vinegar in a bowl and mix. Often I’ll just use some lemon or lime juice instead of the white vinegar.
The great thing about this salsa is that it keeps for up to 3 days, so you can easily pair it with another meat later in the week.
I sometimes change the mangos to peaches depending on what I have to give it that same sweetness.
If you’re looking for low calories and multiple servings of fruits and vegetables, then this a great choice.
Burgers are always a crowd-pleaser but often they aren’t the healthiest.
With a few tweaks, we can transform them into a healthy, salmon-rich dish you won’t ever need to feel guilty eating.
You might be surprised to see that these burgers are made with a fillet and not a patty. Processed pre-made salmon burger patties are usually higher in sodium and preservatives.
That’s a no-go for those mindful of their cholesterol.
It uses frozen salmon too, which is far more economical. If I’ve forgotten to defrost my salmon and don’t have time to, then this recipe is a good one to have up my sleeve.
The salmon is cooked with ginger, soya sauce and sesame seeds for a warm, savory taste, and the buns are covered with sriracha mayo for a sweet contrast.
You can add some standard coleslaw, but if you want some extra cholesterol-reducing sides, then throw in some sweet potato fries, mixed veggies, avocado and more. The sides are a great way to get those extra fruit and veggie portions in.
As you might have guessed, I can’t get enough of different salsas with my salmon!
If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious dinner, this grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa is a winner. It’s low in carbs and quick to prepare.
The salmon fillets are seasoned with a blend of sweet paprika, garlic powder, and ground cumin and pan-fried for 3-4 minutes on each side. You can then whip up a refreshing avocado salsa with oranges, red onion, and lime juice.
Avocado has a lot of good healthy monounsaturated fats that are great for maintaining good cholesterol levels. Plus they taste fantastic too. What’s not to love?
This Roasted Salmon Quinoa Bowl is a delightful combo of health and taste. The fluffy quinoa hits every time with the lime and chili dressing for a light and nutritious meal.
It’s simply a case of roasting the salmon, simmering the quinoa and whipping up that punchy dressing. Simply get that salmon flaking wonderfully and that quinoa just the right amount of chewy and you’ve got yourself a winner.
The earthy quinoa compliments the richness of the salmon whilst the chili lime dressing brings both the tang and the spice that brightens everything. There’s also some crunch from the cucumber and some extra freshness from the cilantro to round it all up.
Quinoa is a great grain to consume for health purposes. It’s packed with fiber, manganese and magnesium whilst cucumber is a great source of vitamin K. Both are excellent for reducing cholesterol.
If you’re looking for a feast for your taste buds in a balanced meal that comes together quickly, this is your recipe.
This dish is such a great recipe for those busy weeknight dinners. It incorporates a beautifully grilled salmon fillet topped with a vibrant black bean salsa – adding a fun twist to a classic grilled salmon.
The black bean salsa is made with fresh ingredients like black beans, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, and avocado. The salmon fillet is grilled and seasoned with salt, pepper, and cumin, which gives it a natural, earthy flavor.
What makes this recipe truly remarkable is the fusion of flavors. You have the rich, fatty salmon providing a hearty base for the fresh, tangy black bean salsa.
The black bean salsa in this dish is a nutritional powerhouse. The beans add even more protein to the dish and are full of fiber. Avocado is full of healthy polyunsaturated fats that are great for cholesterol.
It’s a fun, delicious, and healthy way to enjoy salmon and a surefire way to impress your dinner guests with your culinary skills.
This Sheet Pan Salmon, Lentils and Asparagus recipe is a great go-to when you’ve got a family to feed but not a ton of time.
I love using pre-cooked canned lentils to save on time without compromising on flavor., whilst the asparagus and salmon take a trip to the oven on a single sheet pan.
A squeeze of lemon and a bit of zest make everything sing.
To really set it off, I add a dollop of plain yogurt for a creamy finish, or even sprinkle a bit of feta for that little indulgent touch.
Now, lentils are an unsung hero. Plant-based proteins are always good to eat, particularly if you’re following a Mediterranean diet. Plus, asparagus provides a healthy dose of Vitamin A, crucial for our immune system and eye health.
This recipe is a winner for a busy weeknight dinner and even makes for a healthy and satisfying lunch the next day. It’ll be the tastiest leftovers you’ll eat all week!
You might not have thought about putting salmon in a stir fry, but I’m always looking for interesting combinations. It just screams healthy and yummy!
This recipe is uncomplicated, quick to whip up and versatile. It simply involves pan-searing the salmon and stir-frying a bunch of colorful, crunchy veggies.
What ties all these fresh ingredients together is a fantastic homemade stir-fry sauce.
It mixes soy sauce, garlic, turmeric, lime juice and zest, broth, toasted sesame oil, honey and some arrowroot starch. For some extra kick, you can add some sriracha sauce too.
The veggies in this stir fry are nutritional powerhouses. Cruciferous veggies like broccoli and cauliflower are very healthy ones to add.
They bring in a good deal of fiber and antioxidants, which your body will thank you for!
It’s a refreshingly different way to enjoy salmon and super versatile – whatever veggies you have on hand, feel free to toss them in!
I’m all about recipes that are easy to whip up, especially when they’re as tasty as this one.
To make it really straightforward. Simply cook the salmon, sauté the onions and peas, pour a horseradish-infused egg mox over, cook on the stove and then transfer under a grill to brown the top and finish.
On its own, the horseradish is strong and spicy, but when combined with the freshness and sweetness of the peas in the creamy egg mixture, it balances the dish nicely.
The eggs add an extra dose of protein and the peas provide lots of fiber, vitamin A and K. Combined with the healthy fats from the salmon, you’re looking at a nutritional bonanza.
It’s great as a lunch or light dinner and can be on the table in next to no time.
I love the refreshing flavors of a Niçoise salad, but the replacement of the traditional tuna with salmon makes for a dish that’s just as delicious.
This classic French salad still keeps the usual suspects like green beans, potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, cucumbers and olives.
Salmon requires a little more work than tuna, but whether it’s grilled or pan-fried, the result is still just as tasty.
We make a zesty lemon vinaigrette to liven things up, made simply from oil, vinegar, dijon mustard, honey and a little salt and pepper.
Throw everything together for a salad that’s as nutritious as it is hearty. Salads can often leave me feeling not quite as satisfied as I’d like, but this is an exception!
Sheet pan meals have been incredibly popular recently and for good reason. I love the convenience of cooking everything in one place, with minimal cleanup and a quick meal that doesn’t compromise on flavor.
Lemon and dill hit just the right notes for this salmon. Roast the potatoes perfectly, and ensure the green beans have the right amount of blister and crunch.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could easily switch things up by using broccoli or asparagus instead of beans, or roast cauliflower as a low-carb alternative to potatoes.
Just keep in mind that you may need to adjust the cooking time. As you can see, so many options, but delightful and healthy all the same!
I’m always looking for quick, easy and delicious that work for busy weeknight meals and this fits the bill.
With just a handful of ingredients, you can have a healthy and flavorful dish on the table in under 40 minutes.
The seared salmon fillets are seasoned to perfection and topped with juicy tomatoes and fresh spinach.
You can use all sorts of variations, including mushrooms for spinach, and different seasonings like chipotle or cajun seasoning for the salmon.
Caprese Salad is a traditional Italian salad that uses fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, seasoning and olive oil.
However, this Salmon Caprese takes it a step further with the addition of salmon and the use of a balsamic glaze. It’s a perfect dish for those looking to explore new ways to cook fish.
My big WOW moment was the combination of mozzarella cheese mixed with the balsamic glaze. If it’s a combination you haven’t tried before, you’re in for a treat!
If you’re a fan of the classic Caprese flavors and enjoy salmon, this recipe is a must-try. It’s a healthy and delicious option that will satisfy your taste buds.
This heart-healthy meal is packed with omega-3 fats from the salmon and topped with Mediterranean-inspired ingredients that simply burst witH flavor.
It’s ready in 30 minutes and all cooked In one pan, making cleanup a breeze.
To make this sheet pan salmon, you’ll need a large side of salmon (about 2 1/2 pounds), thinly sliced lemons, pitted olives, halved cherry tomatoes, marinated peppers, capers, thinly sliced red onions, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh herbs like oregano, rosemary, thyme, and sage.
Simply preheat your oven to 425°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Lay out your salmon on the sheet pan and arrange the lemon slices, olives, tomatoes, peppers, capers, and onions on and around the fish.
Drizzle everything with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put in the oven for 20-30 minutes until everything is cooked and that’s all there is to it!
You can add even more Mediterranean flavors by laying the fish on a bed of thinly sliced fennel.
This salad is the perfect blend of textures and tastes that create a healthy, yet satisfying meal.
Tender salmon meets crispy Romaine lettuce, juicy tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers and an array of other vegetables.
With the addition of olives and feta cheese, the salad resembles a light Greek salad that’s the perfect accompaniment to salmon.
However, artichoke hearts are used that typically aren’t in a Greek salad, adding a nuttiness to the dish.
All-in-all, it’s a simple and easy combination that’s super healthy and great for your cholesterol.
- Mediterranean Salmon Platter With Homemade Tzatziki
- Salmon Spinach Pasta
- Salmon With Mango Salsa
- Salmon Fillet Burgers
- Salmon With Avocado Salsa
- Roasted Salmon Quinoa Bowl
- Grilled Salmon with Black Bean Salsa
- Sheet Pan Salmon, Lentils and Asparagus
- Salmon Stir Fry
- Salmon, Pea & Horseradish Frittata
- Salmon Nicoise Salad
- Roasted Sheet Pan Salmon with Potatoes and Green Beans
- Salmon With Tomatoes And Spinach
- Salmon Caprese
- Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon
- Mediterranean Salmon Salad
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Low Cholesterol Salmon Recipes Summary
As you can see from the recipes above, low-cholesterol salmon recipes can be both delicious and healthy!
Simply ensure you eat your salmon alongside good, nutritious food such as fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes and whole grains (similar to a Mediterranean diet) to ensure you make the most out of your dishes.
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