Salmon with Pea Puree

Salmon with Pea Puree
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Source: The Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Photography by Eric Hinders, Food Styling by Skyler Myers, Art Direction by Haleigh Eason.

Pink salmon is doled out on a gorgeous green bed of pea puree in this elegant dish. If you are preparing the dish for a party, you can make the fish and the pea puree a day ahead of time and reheat them before serving.

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  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    20 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 piece salmon with 1/2 cup puree
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 piece salmon with 1/2 cup puree
  • Amount per serving Calories 280

  • Total Fat 9g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 250mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • Dietary Fiber 7g
    • Total Sugars 8g
  • Protein 29g
  • Potassium 750mg
  • Phosphorus 445mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 4 Lean protein



  • ground cumin
    1/4 tsp
  • turmeric
    1/4 tsp
  • ground allspice
    1/4 tsp
  • ground coriander
    1/4 tsp
  • fresh sweet peas
    1 lbs
  • lemon (juiced)
  • low sodium vegetable broth
    1/2 cup
  • salt
    1/4 tsp
  • black pepper
    to taste
  • olive oil
    1 tsp
  • salmon fillet (cut into 4 equal pieces)
    1 lbs
  • lemon (quartered)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425

  2. Combine the peas, the juice of 1 lemon, the vegetable stock, salt, and pepper in a blender. Puree until smooth.

  3. Grease a baking dish with the olive oil. Place the salmon in the dish and turn to coat with the oil. Sprinkle each piece with the seasoning mix and the remaining juice of 1 lemon. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through.

  4. Pour the puree on a serving platter. Place the salmon on top. Garnish with lemon wedges.