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Citrus Salmon

a plate of citrus salmon on a bed of mixed greens

This light, refreshing salmon recipe is easy to prepare and a great way to stay on track with your healthy diet resolutions. Salmon is low in calories and saturated fat, yet high in protein, and full of inflammation-fighting omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 230
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 898mg
  • Sodium: 115mg
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 34g



  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Brush a 9 x 13-inch metal baking pan with olive oil.
  3. In a small bowl, combine orange and lemon juices, lemon zest, ginger, and pepper.
  4. Place salmon in pan and pour juice mixture on top.
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes per inch of thickness, until salmon flakes easily.
  6. Remove salmon from oven, transfer to serving platter and keep warm.
  7. Transfer juice mixture to a small saucepan and boil the liquid in the pan over medium heat until it thickens.
  8. Remove sauce from the heat and pour over salmon.
  9. Serve salmon over a bed of mixed greens, if desired.
  10. Garnish with lemon slices.

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