Healthy Recipe | Salmon in Lemon Bordetto with Edamame Puree

salmon lemon bordetto with edamame puree recipe

Lemon and edamame really do an excellent job bringing out the flavors of this salmon dish. This healthy recipe makes for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. If you are a fan of salmon, then this is a must try!

Salmon in Lemon Bordetto with Edamame Puree Recipe


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 cups fat-free chicken broth
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 4 oz pieces of salmon
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil



  1. Warm olive oil in a medium sauce pan over medium heat. Add the shallots and saute until tender, about 7 minutes. Add the lemon juice, zest and broth. Bring to a simmer and keep warm, over low heat.


  1. Combine the edamame, mint, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor and puree. With the machine, add olive oil in a steady drizzle. Transfer the puree to a small bowl, stir in the parmesan cheese and set aside.
  2. Warm olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over high heat. Season the salmon with salt and pepper. Sear salmon until golden crust forms, about 4-5 minutes on the first side. Flip the fish and continue cooking until medium-rare, about 2 minutes depending on the thickness of the fish.
  3. To assemble, add the tbs of chopped mint to the Lemon Bordetto and divide between 4 shallow dishes. Place a spoonful of edamame puree into the center of each bowl. Place a salmon piece atop each mound.

Entire recipe: 20 protein; makes 4 servings = 5 protein each

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