Thursday, May 26, 2011

Baked Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce

Does this recipe look yummy, or what?! When I received this one, I knew I had to try it immediately and I'm sure happy that I did...SUPER YUMMY!!! Now it's your turn to give it a try...

Baked Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce

1 pound salmon, raw
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons water
1 cup nonfat sour cream
2 teaspoons dried dill or 2 tbsp fresh dill
1/2 cup diced cucumbers
1/4 cup minced green onion

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Rinse salmon fillets under cold, running water and place them in a large baking pan.
3. Sprinkle the lemon juice and water over the salmon and place the pan in the center of the oven. Bake until done, or when the fish turns opaque and flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients for sauce in a small bowl.
5. Serve fish fillets hot with the sauce on the side.

Nutrition Information
Calories 220
Calories from Fat 45
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 170mg
Total Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 7g
Protein 31g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 20%
Iron 6%

Summer is nearly upon us and with it comes seafood season! But did you know that the type of fish you’re eating and how it’s cooked matters, and can even impact your risk of heart failure?

A new study published in the journal of the American Heart Association (see below) found that the risk of developing heart failure was lower for older women who frequently ate baked or broiled fish and higher for those who ate more fried fish. Additionally, dark fish like salmon were found to be healthier for the heart than tuna or white fish, such as sole.

Heart-healthy eating is important for everyone, but it’s especially important for the nearly 26 million people in the U.S. who have type 2 diabetes, and who are 2 to 4 times more likely to have heart disease and stroke than people without the disease.

The recipe for Baked Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce is delicious, heart-healthy and diabetes-friendly! There are also more than 100 healthy recipes and other simple tips for leading a healthier lifestyle at, or on Facebook at

*Running Update: I know I've said it 100 times now but I love running! I have now lost 11lbs., my body feels great and looks better too! I could not be happier with this change of exercise in my life...and I'm also happy that my husband and I have found the same passion and we can reach our goals together! If you haven't found that certain workout that gets you going, gets you fired up, motivates you...keep searching! It's out there! You WILL find the one that's right for YOU!

We will be running the Astros Race for the Pennant 5K on Memorial Day, so wish us luck! Hope your exercise is going great too :)


Mrs. H @ My Happily Ever After said...

Mmmmmm this sounds delicious!! Congratulations on all of your weight loss and good luck with your race!!!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh that is one good looking healthy recipe girl! You know how I love my salmon! I'm going to make this soon for sure.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Good luck in your 5k tomorrow! Let's hope we can both pull off a PR!

Mommy Minded said...

This sounds so stinkin good! And you so rock girl!

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