Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States. Eating a heart healthy diet can decrease the risk of developing both heart disease and heart attack by helping to lower cholesterol, sugar levels and blood pressure.
Two foods that are extremely beneficial to heart health are salmon and avocado. Salmon is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids which decrease the inflammation that damages blood vessels and leads to heart disease. Avocados are also full of unsaturated fats that, when eaten in moderation, can lower bad cholesterol levels. Thus, this Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa recipe by Becky at The Cookie Rookie is a heart-health home run. Enjoy!
- 2 lbs salmon, cut into 4 pieces
- 1 tbs olive oil (I used light extra virgin olive oil)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
For the Avocado salsa:
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1/2 small red onion, sliced
- Juice from 2 limes
- 1-2 tbs finely chopped cilantro (depending on how big of a cilantro lover you are)
- Salt to taste
The recipe is courtesy of Becky at The Cookie Rookie. Becky loves to create delicious and easy recipes anyone can make and everyone will love!