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Mustard Spiced Salmon with Spicy Green Beans

Mustard Spiced Salmon with Spicy Green Beans

Nutritionist specialist, Dr. Melina Jampolis is in the kitchen making a delicious salmon dish packed with health benefits.
Ingredients for Salmon
  • 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard or your favorite
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (IF YOU LOVE SPICY FOOD INCREASE TO ¼ TSP.)
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 (4-ounce) salmon fillets
Ingredients for Green Beans
  • 2 pounds cleaned green beans (stem end cut)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 medium, julienned red onion
  • 3 each minced garlic clove or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 small can, drained jalapeños (you can use jalapenos here if you really want to turn up the heat!)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbs lemon juice, the zest can be added too
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds *OPTIONAL (I’m a huge fan of almonds as they are loaded with fiber and healthy fats and support healthy cholesterol levels)


Directions for Salmon

1) Preheat your oven broiler

2) Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a fork or whisk and then rub mustard mixture evenly over each fillet (not skin side). Use paper towel to wipe any moisture off skin of fish to get the best crispy skin. Add filets to pan that has been prepared with cooking spray skin side down.

3) Broil 8 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Note this sauce is amazing and you may want to double the recipe for the sauce to really amp up the flavor!

Directions for Green Beans

In a large bowl add the green beans, onions and chilis and 1 tbs oil and all the spices. Toss together until all green beans are coated. Next, heat a non-stick sauté pan on high heat (important to make sure pan is nice and hot before adding cooking spray and green beans to get the charring without overcooking). Remove pan when hot, spray with nonstick spray and add the green bean mix. Spread evenly around the pan. Cook for 1 minute then toss or stir in pan. And continue to do so for 5 minutes, stirring or tossing every minute. Now add the garlic, cook for another minute and remove from heat (add garlic at the end so it doesn’t burn) and add the lemon juice and zest if using the zest. (I don’t always add lemon as I’m not a huge fan but the acid does bring out the flavor of the spices)

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