Salmon (or Chicken) with Avocado, Green Olive and Caper Relish

Healthy avocado adds the crowning touch to this easy weeknight dinner.

Level: Easy
Serves: 1


  • 1 6-oz skinless salmon fillet or boneless, skinless chicken breast half
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
For relish (makes 4 servings):
  • ½ c. diced celery
  • ¼ c. chopped pitted green olives
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp. minced shallot
  • 1 tsp. rinsed and chopped capers
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ avocado (diced)


  1. Season salmon or chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick pan. Brown 1 to 2 min per side (4 sides for salmon). Bake on a sheet at 400°F, 8 min for salmon, 18 to 20 min for chicken.
  3. Stir together celery, green olives, parsley, shallot, capers, extra-virgin olive oil, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Fold in avocado.
  4. Pile a few dollops of relish on salmon or chicken.

241 cal (salmon only); 222 cal (chicken only); 77 cal, 7 g fat (1 g saturated), 1 g protein, 4 g carb, 1 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 147 mg sodium, 0 mg cholesterol per about cup sauce

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