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amazing salsa salmon dinner featuring Sam's Fresh Salsa

Pan Seared Mediterranean Salsa Salmon Dinner

  • Author: Lisa Keys
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4 1x


Enjoy an easy and healthy golden-crisp pan seared seafood dinner complete with two fresh salsa sides and tzatziki sauce



3 mini cucumbers, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons Sam’s Salsa Verde Salsa


1 cup full fat plain Greek yogurt

¼ cup Sam’s Salsa Verde Salsa


2 cups cooked bulgur

1 cup Sam’s fresh Watermelon Jicama salsa

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

8 grape tomatoes, halved

2 cups baby arugula

2 tablespoons freshly crumbled feta cheese


4 (6 oz. each) salmon fillets

1 tablespoon Southwest seasoning

2 tablespoons grapeseed oil


Fresh cilantro for garnish





  1. In a serving bowl, toss cucumbers with salsa verde salsa; cover and chill.
  2. In another small bowl, blend Greek yogurt and salsa verde salsa to make tzatziki; cover and chill.
  3. In a large bowl, gently toss bulgur, watermelon jicama salsa, olive oil, salt and tomatoes until well mixed.
  4. Place arugula on serving plate and top with bulgur mixture. Sprinkle with feta. Chill bulgur salad until ready to serve.
  5. Season salmon with your favorite Southwest seasoning.
  6. Heat grapeseed oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot and shimmering. Place salmon in pan, skin side up. Cook the salmon for 4 minutes (do not move it) or until golden and crisp. Flip the fillets and reduce heat to medium. Cook 4 to 5 minutes more or until just barely cooked in the center or to your liking.
  7. Serve salmon topped with salsa verde tzatziki. Arrange on plate with bulgur salad and cucumbers. Garnish with cilantro. 
  • Category: healthy
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean/Mexican

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