Grilled Salmon with Avocado Tarragon Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 10 min.
Greek yogurt, tarragon, olive oil, and honey pay homage to the flavors of Greece.


  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1/3 cup lowfat Greek-style or plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice (juice of 1/2 lemon)
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs fresh tarragon leaves (about 1 sprig fresh tarragon)
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 6 ounce skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs honey


  • Place the avocado, yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, tarragon, garlic, salt and a few turns of pepper in a food processor and process very well until smooth. Set aside.
  • Preheat the grill to high and lightly oil the grate. Combine the olive oil and honey and brush on both sides of the salmon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the salmon on the prepared grill and cook until easily flaked with a fork, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Top with a dollop of avocado sauce.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 449
  Calories from Fat 240 (53%)
(42%)Total Fat 27g
(23%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
(26%)Cholesterol 78mg
(14%)Sodium 333mg
(31%)Potassium 1073mg
Total Carbohydrate 12g
(13%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(79%)Protein 39g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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