Salmon Tostadas with Citrus-Kale Slaw

Salmon Tostadas with Citrus-Kale Slaw

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Citrus-chili marinated wild salmon takes center stage in this tostada recipe that's bursting with citrus-dressed kale and chunks of creamy avocado.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound fresh or frozen boneless wild sockeye salmon fillets
  • ½ cup orange juice plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • ¼ cup lime juice plus 1 teaspoon, divided
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder, plus more for garnish
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • ½ cup thinly sliced scallions (4)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 cups stemmed and thinly sliced fresh kale
  • 4 (7 inch) low-carb flour tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • Lime wedges (optional)


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  1. Thaw salmon, if frozen. For marinade, whisk together ½ cup orange juice, ¼ cup lime juice, ½ teaspoon chili powder, and the pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Rinse the salmon; pat dry with paper towels. Place the salmon in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the salmon. Seal the bag; turn to coat the salmon. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F. For avocado dressing, halve, seed, and peel the avocado. Combine half of the avocado, the scallions, the remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice, the remaining 1 teaspoon lime juice, the honey, oil, and salt in a food processor. Cover and process until nearly smooth. Combine the avocado dressing and kale in a large bowl, tossing until the kale is well coated.
  4. Drain the salmon, reserving the marinade. Bring the marinade to boiling in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon, skin side up; reduce the heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 to 12 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily when tested with a fork. Remove from the heat. Remove and discard the skin from the salmon. Transfer the salmon to a medium bowl and break into bite-size pieces. Spoon some of the warm marinade over the salmon; reserve the remaining marinade.
  5. Meanwhile, lightly coat both sides of tortillas with cooking spray. Place the tortillas directly on oven rack. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until the tortillas are crisp and starting to brown, turning once.
  6. To serve, divide the tortillas among four serving plates. Top with the kale mixture and the salmon. Chop the remaining avocado half and sprinkle over tostadas. Drizzle with the remaining warm marinade. Serve immediately. If desired, sprinkle with additional chili powder and serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tortilla, 1 cup kale mixture, and 3½ ounces cooked salmon
  • Per serving: 419 calories; 17 g fat(4 g sat); 17 g fiber; 37 g carbohydrates; 33 g protein; 83 mcg folate; 60 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 7,271 IU vitamin A; 110 mg vitamin C; 135 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 505 mg sodium; 1,033 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (183% daily value), Vitamin A (145% dv), Folate (21% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean protein, 2 fat, 2 vegetable, 1½ starch, ½ fruit

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