Eat– for Good Health

Have you tried summertime sesame cabbage with salmon? It’s a delicious and colorful combination, and if you like staying trim and healthy, you’ll love it all the more!  The photo below is courtesy of Jennifer Causey.


Ingredients for a 400 calorie meal:

Cooking spray

4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets 

5/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

4 teaspoons canola oil

1 tablespoon dark sesame oil

1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon light brown sugar

2 cups shredded red cabbage

2 cups shredded green cabbage

1 cup shredded carrot

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

3 green onions, thinly sliced

2 1/2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds


  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle salmon with 3/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add salmon to pan, skin side down; cook 5 minutes. Turn salmon over; cook 2 minutes or until done.

2. While salmon cooks, combine vinegar and next 4 ingredients (through brown sugar) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add cabbages, carrot, cilantro, onions, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to bowl; toss to coat. Divide salad evenly among 4 serving plates; top each with 1 salmon fillet. Sprinkle evenly with almonds and sesame seeds.


4 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Looks so good, Kathleen. So often when eating out, salmon gets “heavy” with mashed potatoes. This is a nice alternative.

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