Salmon Packets with Tomato Basil Relish

Makes 2 servings.


2 large roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
2 tabelspoons fresh basil, julienned
2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 dash red pepper
salt and pepper to taste
2 6-ounce skinned salmon fillets
8-10 fresh spinach leaves
2 pieces of foil (12x15 inches)


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix first 8 ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Place ½ of the spinach leaves in the center of each sheet of foil. Lay one piece of salmon on top and spoon ½ tomato mixture over each. Bring foil together on top and crimp shut. Crimp or fold ends to create a sealed packet. Repeat (can be done ahead of time).
3. Place packets on sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes. Open packets and lift contents out with a large spatula and place onto plate.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

Calories 380
Fat 20g (3g saturated)
Carbohydrates 6g (1g sugar)
Fiber 2g
Protein 42g
Sodium 40mg

Diabetic Exchange - 6 Lean Meat, 1 Vegetable, ½ Fat

Marlene Koch, RD, is a registered dietitian who has specialized in delicious food and healthy lifestyles for over twenty years. Marlene holds a degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Los Angeles, California. Marlene is a best-selling author of healthy, low-sugar cookbooks. Marlene is a frequent guest on TV, radio and websites such as iVillage and
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