The salmon from last night’s menu was delayed until tonight and it was well worth the wait! I baked the salmon in the oven and topped it with a black bean salsa. It was a recipe from Clean Eating Magazine’s May/June issue and was a great warm Spring night dinner.
This dinner was very colorful with the yellow, red, pinkish-orange, black, and a dash of green. Aesthetically pleasing and produced a happy palate to boot!
Salmon with Black Bean Salsa and Corn Saute – Serves 4
4-4oz salmon fillets
1 15oz can of black beans
1c fresh or thawed frozen corn
1 onion – diced
1/2c red bell pepper – diced
1 lemon (I used a lime)
1 tomato – diced
1/2c loosely packed chopped cilantro
1t chili powder plus more for garnish
1 clove garlic
Preheat the oven to 350. Place the salmon on a baking sheet lined with foil and bake for 12 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork.
In a bowl mix the corn, red bell pepper, 1/2 the onion, and chili powder. Heat a pan over medium heat and saute the corn mixture for about 5 minutes. Mix in half the cilantro before serving and top with more chili powder is desired.
In another bowl mix the black beans, the other half of the onion, garlic, tomato, the other half of the cilantro and lime juice.
Place the salmon on a plate and top with 1/2 c of the black bean salsa and serve with 1/2 c of the corn saute on the side.
Jensen and I both thought this was a great meal and it was super easy. All it needed for me was a little salt, which was easily added at the table and voila!
I’m off to read the rest of the new Women’s Health while the husband watches the over-stimulating draft (I jest, of course).
I have already found one helpful piece of info in the mag to share. Yoga can help you learn to focus on one thing at a time in a world where we tend to multi-task. Your IQ drops 10 points when you are fielding constant interruptions, so do the “Tree” to tune-out all the extra noise.
You have to be physically and mentally present to hold this pose without falling out and so it forces you to pay attention to the one task at hand and as Kevin Costner says in “For the Love of the Game” (one of the best movies, fyi) “clear the mechanism”
You can start with your foot at your ankle and slowly move it up to the leg until it rests on your hip. Your hands are pressed together at your heart’s center and you can slowly raise them up over your head if you can retain the balance. Focus!