Delicious Summer Recipes: Asian Citus-Grilled Salmon

These recipes are delicious, colorful... and best of all nutritious! And just in time for summer!

I have complied a bunch of my favorite nutritious recipes for you. These recipes are very tasteful and are all good for you- and they are all easy to make. Trust me, if I can do it- so can you!!!

I have also matched beverages and appetizers with each- but feel free to mix and match with the other recipes I have included in this group (Let me know if you come up with any great combos!!)

Let me know if you have any questions about them, and I am welcome to any alterations as well!!!

Nutrition Info Servings Per Recipe: 4 Amount Per Serving Calories: 291 Total Fat: 11.4g Cholesterol: 79mg Sodium: 1229mg Total Carbs: 8g Dietary Fiber: 1.2g Protein: 37.2g

Entrée: Asian Citrus-Grilled Salmon

This mouthwatering entree is low-fat, easy to make, and bursting with brain-friendly omega-3 fats.

Recipe yield: 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 (6 ounce) wild salmon steaks
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place the salmon in a zip-top bag. Mix the soy sauce, orange juice, garlic, mustard, tomato paste, and lemon juice in a bowl. Pour into the bag with the salmon. Seal the bag, pressing out excess air. Refrigerate to marinate 4 to 6 hours.

2. Prepare a grill. Remove the salmon from the bag, reserving the marinade. Place the salmon on the grill and cook, turning once, for about 5 minutes on each side, or longer for well done. For extra flavor, lightly drizzle a few tablespoons of the marinade on salmon during grilling. Discard leftover marinade.

Beverage: Almond Dream

If you can't sleep or don't like tea, this is great. Almond syrup lightly flavors and sweetens hot milk.

Recipe yield: 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons almond flavored syrup

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a saucepan, combine milk and almond syrup. Heat to desired temperature.

Appetizer: Bacon Olive Wraps

Bacon, olives and cheese are wrapped together to make an appetizer that's certain to be a big hit with everyone lucky enough to have a taste. You'll need toothpicks to secure the wraps.

Recipe yield: 15

INGREDIENTS:

  • 10 slices white bread, crusts trimmed
  • 1 (16 ounce) jar processed cheese sauce
  • 1 (5 ounce) jar pitted green olives, chopped
  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cut in half

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat the broiler

2. Cut bread into thirds. Spread each third with processed cheese sauce. Sprinkle with olives. Roll thirds jelly-roll fashion. Wrap each with half a strip of bacon, securing with toothpicks. Arrange wrapped bread rolls in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

3. Broil, checking frequently, until bacon is evenly browned and has reached desired crispness, about 5 minutes.

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