This was a meal that was perfect on all levels. The salmon tasted like butter (without adding any), the bean puree was amazing (essentially like eating bean dip with a fork) and it included all of the components for a well-balanced meal: vegetable, protein, fiber and healthy fats – and a few cloves of garlic for good measure.

I can’t really take credit for the fish – that was all the taster, but we both loved how the salt and pepper formed an almost crust. It was crunchy and perfectly cooked. I have some wonderful recipes for salmon but never want to add too much seasoning to salmon – it is so good on it’s own!

White Bean Puree

  • 1 1/2 cups white beans, hot
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Puree all ingredients until desired consistency.

Seared Salmon

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 16 oz salmon filet
  • salt & pepper

Season filet with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in large pan. When oil is hot place fish in pan, skin side up and sear for about 5 minutes. Flip over and heat until cooked through.

What is your favorite way to prepare salmon?


30 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    I think my “go to” recipe is salmon with a light wasabi vinaigrette.

    I love bean purees. I’ve never done the white beans, but that looks great. I do edammame puree with the above salmon all to often. ;-)

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  2. Mo@MommyRD
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    I think my “go to” recipe is salmon with a light wasabi vinaigrette.

    I love bean purees. I’ve never done the white beans, but that looks great. I do edammame puree with the above salmon all to often. ;-)

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  3. Waking Up Hungry
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    That looks great! Will try for sure. I love salmon, but we don’t make it much at home since I am the only one who would eat it. I let the restaurants prepare it for me most of the time! :)

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  4. Waking Up Hungry
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    That looks great! Will try for sure. I love salmon, but we don’t make it much at home since I am the only one who would eat it. I let the restaurants prepare it for me most of the time! :)

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  5. Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well.
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 10:09 am

    The white bean puree looks like a great alternative to potatoes. Thanks for sharing!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 02, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

      Yes, it even tasted a lot like potatoes! I exclaimed that it was like potatoes but better and my BF thought that was a little overboard! ;)

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  6. Jenna @ Healthy. Happy. Well.
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 10:09 am

    The white bean puree looks like a great alternative to potatoes. Thanks for sharing!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 02, 2010 @ 3:52 pm

      Yes, it even tasted a lot like potatoes! I exclaimed that it was like potatoes but better and my BF thought that was a little overboard! ;)

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  7. Tracey
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    The white bean puree looks and sounds a-mazing. It reminds me of a cauliflower puree I made to go with a steak dinner.

    Salmon is one of the foods I wish I liked. For some reason I just don’t like it.

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  8. Tracey
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 10:42 am

    The white bean puree looks and sounds a-mazing. It reminds me of a cauliflower puree I made to go with a steak dinner.

    Salmon is one of the foods I wish I liked. For some reason I just don’t like it.

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  9. Mellissa
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 11:09 am

    When you cook Salmon, how do you get that fish smell out of the house?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 02, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

      I guess I don’t really notice a fishy smell…unless it just doesn’t bother us?

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  10. Mellissa
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 11:09 am

    When you cook Salmon, how do you get that fish smell out of the house?

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    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 02, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

      I guess I don’t really notice a fishy smell…unless it just doesn’t bother us?

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  11. Alyson @ Nourished Fitness
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    This is my kind of dinner! :)

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  12. Alyson @ Nourished Fitness
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    This is my kind of dinner! :)

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  13. Kate
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

    that looks really good! sadly, the only way i’ve prepared salmon is opening a pouch and stirring in some veggies and mustard. travesty!

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  14. Kate
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

    that looks really good! sadly, the only way i’ve prepared salmon is opening a pouch and stirring in some veggies and mustard. travesty!

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  15. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    I love how salmon can just be simply seasoned and it tastes amazing! I also love the white bean puree – it’s almost like a hummus/bean spread, which I could eat every single day! I also love to add lemon slices on top of my salmon sometimes, adds a little bit more flavor.

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  16. Nicole @ Making Good Choices
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

    I love how salmon can just be simply seasoned and it tastes amazing! I also love the white bean puree – it’s almost like a hummus/bean spread, which I could eat every single day! I also love to add lemon slices on top of my salmon sometimes, adds a little bit more flavor.

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  17. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

    that white bean puree looks so good! I’ve seen recipes for white bean hummus but I don’t want to buy tahini and waste it for one recipe..this looks so much better and simpler! thank you!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 02, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

      I don’t think you need tahini in white bean dip – I’ve made it a few times with olive oil, salt & pepper and some herbs…it is one of my favorites!

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  18. Andrea@CeleryInTheCity
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 6:55 pm

    that white bean puree looks so good! I’ve seen recipes for white bean hummus but I don’t want to buy tahini and waste it for one recipe..this looks so much better and simpler! thank you!

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    • anutritionisteats
      Mar 02, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

      I don’t think you need tahini in white bean dip – I’ve made it a few times with olive oil, salt & pepper and some herbs…it is one of my favorites!

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  19. Can You Stay for Dinner
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

    So delicious! What an awesome idea to puree the white beans like a mashed potato of sorts! Love this!
    And I usually create a maple-dijon glaze for the salmon, then I bake it.
    Have a great Wednesday!

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  20. Can You Stay for Dinner
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

    So delicious! What an awesome idea to puree the white beans like a mashed potato of sorts! Love this!
    And I usually create a maple-dijon glaze for the salmon, then I bake it.
    Have a great Wednesday!

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  21. sophia
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

    Gosh, that DOEs look perfect…I love that contrast of the white, creamy puree, and the slightly seared salmon…what a wonderful meal!

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  22. sophia
    Mar 02, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

    Gosh, that DOEs look perfect…I love that contrast of the white, creamy puree, and the slightly seared salmon…what a wonderful meal!

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  23. Angela Mears
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 1:25 am

    What a great looking meal…that salmon is cooked perfectly. And your site is looking wonderful!

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  24. Angela Mears
    Mar 08, 2010 @ 1:25 am

    What a great looking meal…that salmon is cooked perfectly. And your site is looking wonderful!

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