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Salmon Stuffed with Spinach and Feta

This salmon dish is a great way to get in your heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids for the day. The spinach, feta, and other seasonings give this nutritious dish extra flavor. Fish is one of the main sources of animal protein in the Mediterranean diet, which is known for its connection with heart health. Eating fish, especially those high in omega-3's, is recommended at least twice per week.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 salmon roll

  • Calories 285
  • Carbohydrate 7 g
  • Protein 27 g
  • Fat 17 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber 4 g
  • Cholesterol 70 mg
  • Sodium 275 mg

This Recipe Serves 4

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen spinach, thawed and drained well
2 tablespoons reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 teaspoon dried mint
4 salmon fillets (3.5 ounces each), skinned
2 cups fat-free, low-sodium vegetable stock
Juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in skillet over medium heat. And spinach, and stir to coat. Add feta, salt, pepper, and mint. Stir to combine, and remove from heat.
  2. Grease bottom of a baking dish with remaining 1 tablespoon oil.
  3. Place fillets on a work surface, and cover with ½ cup spinach mixture on each. Roll fillets up, and stand on one end. Place in baking dish, and turn to coat in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Pour stock into the bottom of the baking dish. Pour lemon juice on the top of the fillets. Cover with foil. Bake for 20 minutes or until salmon is cooked through.

    From Mediterranean Diabetes Cookbook by Amy Riolo

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