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Lemon Basil Avocado Salmon with Zoodles

Lemon Basil Avocado Salmon with Zoodles

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This delectable dish is a Pan Seared Salmon topped with a creamy Lemon Basil Avocado sauce over a bed of Zoodles and is both healthy and delicious, and is Whole 30 compliant!

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I love cooking salmon.  Salmon makes for a great, healthy protein rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and it’s easy to cook.  I frequently pair my salmon with avocado as I always thought the flavors paired well, so that was the basis for coming up with this recipe.  And I love using my Spiralizer to make “zoodles,” they are a great, healthy, gluten-free alternative to regular noodles.  It’s so easy to make with the spiralizer.  You just chop off the ends of your zucchini, place it flat onto the spiralizer, and start turning!

Zucchini ready to be Spiralized

Prepping Zucchini for the Spiralizer

Zucchini Noodles

If you don’t have a Spiralizer, I would definitely recommend one.  Not only can you make zucchini noodles, but it can also be used it for sweet potato noodles and slicing a variety of vegetables.  This is the Spiralizer that I use.

Spiralizing Zucchini Noodles

This Lemon Basil Avocado Salmon with Zoodles is fairly easy to make, and I used one pan to cook everything in.  The first thing I did was spiralize the zucchini into noodles, and set it aside in a colander with salt to drain.

Zoodles

The I made the sauce.  The sauce is easy to make, all you do is throw all of the ingredients into a food processor.

 

 

Then blend it all together in the food processor until it is smooth and creamy.

 

Blending the sauce

After that, all that’s left is to saute the Zoodles, which only takes a few minutes, then pan sear the salmon for 5 minutes on both sides.  The you put it all together and you’re done!

Lemon Basil Avocado Salmon with Zoodles - paleo, whole 30

This Lemon Basil Avocado Salmon with Zoodles was delicious! The flavors of the topping blended well together and complimented the salmon nicely.  We felt like we were eating a fancy dinner, when it had really just taken me less than 30 minutes in my own kitchen to make this!

Pan Seared Salmon with Lemon Basil Avocado sauce over Zoodles

I also love that this is a meal that can be enjoyed while doing Whole 30.  All of the ingredients are compliant, and this makes for a great gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free meal made with real-food ingredients.

Lemon Basil Avocado Salmon over Zoodles

Lemon Basil Avocado Salmon with Zoodles
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Lemon Basil Avocado Salmon with Zoodles
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This delectable dish is a Pan Seared Salmon topped with a creamy Lemon Basil Avocado sauce over a bed of Zoodles and is both healthy and delicious, and is Whole 30 compliant!

Course: Main Course
Servings: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus 1 Tbsp for cooking
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 filets salmon
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Spiralize the zucchini to make noodles.  Place in a colander and sprinkle with salt.  Set aside and let drain.

  2. Place the avocado, basil leaves, lemon juice, garlic, salt, olive oil and water into a food processor and blend until it is smooth and creamy.

  3. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat.  Add the zoodles to the pan and saute for 3-5 minutes, until they have softened slightly, or are al dente.  Remove from pan.

  4. Sprinkle the salmon with salt and pepper and sear on each side for 4-5 minutes, to desired done-ness and remove.

  5. Serve the salmon atop a bed of zoodles, and top with the avocado sauce.  Top with fresh basil, if desired.  Serve with extra sauce for the zoodles, if desired. Enjoy!

Lemon Basil Avocado Salmon with Zucchini Noodles

Pan Seared Salmon with Creamy Lemon Basil Avocado Sauce and Zoodles


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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Whitney @ The Planted Kitchen
    August 21, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I love both basil anything and zucchini noodles! This looks so yummy!

  • Reply
    Sarah Newman
    August 21, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Yessss I love zoodles and avocado sauces!! Thanks for the reminder about how easy it is to make a yummy dinner like this!

  • Reply
    Carre @ Clean Eating Kitchen
    August 21, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I have never thought to make an avocado sauce in the food processor. Brilliant! This recipe looks delicious.

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    Mariah Klee
    August 21, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    I’m not a veggie girl but pasta is my bff so I have always wanted to try out zoodles! This looks yummy (and I am super duper picky)!

    Mariah
    http://www.likehoneyblog.com

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    Amanda Krill (@amandakrill)
    August 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Oh my word. With a garden full of zucchini and zucchini bread coming out our ears…this is going to be our next option!

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    meganjohnson86
    August 22, 2017 at 5:24 am

    This look amazing! This is something I need to try, my family would love it! Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply
    Rachel Catherine
    August 22, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    This looks so good! I’m always in search of new, great salmon recipes.

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