This perfectly seared salmon pairs so well with the simple, bright, and tangy avocado, lemon, and garlic aioli. And best of all? It will only take you 10 minutes to make. That’s right folks, 10 minutes.
But first, I need to tell you a bit about the sauce. Are you listening? This is a very serious matter.
Despite the title of this post, I’m really writing today about the avocado, lemon, and garlic aioli: my new favorite sauce (inspired by a vegan version at oh she glows). It’s so healthy! It’s so tasty! It’s so easy to make! It’s literally perfect. Make no mistake- the salmon is absolutely delicious, and I’ll explain how to get a perfectly seared salmon filet (which is extremely easy to do), but THE SAUCE. It steals the show.
Put it on salmon, put it on chicken, put it on a sandwich, throw it on a baked potato, use it as a dip, mix it in a salad, eat it with a spoon… I just worry that you are going to get married to the idea that you can only have this sauce on salmon, and that is not the case. Not at all.
Now that you understand how serious this sauce is, I’ll move on :-)
The whole thing is extremely healthy- full of protein and healthy fats (from the salmon, avocado, and olive oil). And it’s a great recipe for those of you who want to start eating more fish, but don’t know where to start. To make a complete and balanced meal, serve with your favorite whole grains and/or veggies. We had this last night, with some simple barley with lemon juice and garlic (read my barley risotto post for a great trick to cut the cooking time of barley in half!) and roasted brussels sprouts. And yes, I put the sauce on EVERYTHING on my plate. It was magical.