Salmon with Chopped Tomatillo Salad


We made this chopped salad with pico de gallo in mind. Tangy tomatillos add fresh crunch to the classic mixture of tomatoes, cilantro and onion to brighten up this broiled salmon recipe.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ¼ pounds salmon fillet, cut into 4 portions

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 8 ounces tomatillos, husked, rinsed and chopped (see Tip)

  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ cup chopped red onion

  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.

  2. Place salmon on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cumin. Broil the salmon until it is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, 6 to 9 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, combine tomatillos, tomato, cilantro, onion, jalapeño and lime juice with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Serve the salmon with the salad.


Tip: Although you'll want to remove the husk (and rinse off the sticky coating) before eating, look for firm tomatillos with an intact husk that's tight to the fruit.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
13g Fat
8g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 4 oz. salmon & 1 cup salad
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g 59%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Vitamin A 704IU 14%
Vitamin C 21mg 23%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Sodium 434mg 19%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Magnesium 59mg 14%
Potassium 809mg 17%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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