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Chipotle Lime Seared Salmon Fajitas (& a Great Giveaway for Dad)

This recipe from Feed Your Family Right! How to Make Smart Food and Fitness Choices for a Healthy Lifestyle, is a tasty twist on traditional fajitas, and a great way to incorporate healthful omega-3 fats into your diet.

Total preparation and cooking time: 1 hour

Makes 4 servings (4 fajitas)

Nutrition Information per serving:

Calories 300

Fat 17g

Saturated fat 2.5g

Cholesterol 80mg

Sodium 690mg

Carbohydrate 8g

Fiber 2g

Sugars 3g

Protein 29g


1-1/4 pounds salmon filets cut into 1-1/2” wide slices

1/4 cup lime juice

1 tablespoons chipotle tabasco sauce

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 clove minced garlic

2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

nonstick cooking spray

1 cup sliced onion

1 red bell pepper cut into 1” strips

lime wedges

4 whole wheat tortillas


In a large bowl, combine salmon with lime juice, chipotle Tabasco sauce, extra virgin olive oil, cumin, chili powder, salt, garlic, and cilantro. Toss together well, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. When hot, add onions and peppers and cook until softened about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove onions and peppers and add seasoned salmon, skin side down.  Cook for 3 to 4 minutes until crisp, flip and continue cooking for additional 3 to 4 minutes until firm inside. Serve over peppers and onions. Garnish with lime wedges and serve wrapped in heated whole-wheat tortillas.

Cook’s Tip: This dish can also be served more traditionally alongside wild rice or pasta and a colorful vegetable medley.

Source: Feed Your Family Right! by Elisa Zied, MS, RD, with Ruth Winter, MS. Wiley, 2007.

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Go to Gorton’s web site for recipes and more information about how to work in at least 2 weekly fish meals per week as recommended in current Dietary Guidelines for Americans. And what better time to start than on Father’s Day!

Full disclosure: Gorton’s was kind enough to send me some product samples and donate these prizes without compensation or expectation.

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About The Author

Elisa Zied is a nationally recognized and award-winning health and nutrition expert, author, speaker, and spokesperson. A trusted source of food, nutrition, and health information, Elisa has garnered millions of media impressions, lending her expertise and real-world perspective to dozens of TV shows, web sites, news organizations and magazines. She’s the author of four nutrition books. An avid walker, she loves motivating others to #moveitorloseit. A book lover, she recently earned a certificate in children’s literature from Stony Brook Southampton and is currently working on several young adult novels. You can find her previous Food, Fitness & Fiction posts here and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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