In this easy dinner recipe, salmon fillets seasoned with salt and pepper are roasted and served on a stew-like ragout of cannellini beans, chard, and cherry tomatoes. A light sprinkling of Pecorino Romano cheese delivers a finishing touch to this healthy meal.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a very large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the ground pepper; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in chard. Cook and stir 1 minute or until chard is wilted. Stir in beans and broth; cool. Cover and chill up to 3 days.

  • To serve, preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.

  • Rinse fish; pat dry. Measure thickness of the fish. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper. Broil 4 inches from the heat 4 to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness or until the fish flakes easily (if the fish is 1 inch or more thick, turn once).

  • Meanwhile, cook the bean mixture in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. If needed, thin with up to 1/2 cup water to desired consistency. Stir in tomatoes.

  • Arrange the fish on top of the bean mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and additional ground pepper.

Nutrition Facts

1 salmon fillet and 2/3 cup bean mixture
299 calories; protein 28.9g; carbohydrates 18.4g; dietary fiber 5.3g; sugars 3.4g; fat 12g; saturated fat 1.9g; cholesterol 64.1mg; vitamin a iu 1204.4IU; vitamin c 23.9mg; folate 43.4mcg; calcium 81.1mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 52.3mg; potassium 1014.7mg; sodium 500.8mg.

3 1/2 lean protein, 1 fat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable