Recipe: Grilled Salmon and Pineapple Sliders

Did you know that eating fish, especially fatty fish like salmon, is great for you? Salmon is a lean, nutrient dense protein that’s packed with vitamins and minerals. One 4-ounce serving of salmon gives you 128% of your daily recommended allowance of Vitamin A and 94% of your Vitamin B12! Plus, with just one serving of salmon, you can get in over half of the recommended Omega-3 fatty acids—important compounds that help brain function and cardiovascular health.

We all know salmon is good for us. But, let’s be honest here. Salmon can be a little….boring. Especially when put in a side-by-side comparison with other classic summertime eats. We tend to think of the dried out, barely-flavored salmon filets served to us at weddings, and immediately desire a juicy burger or hot dog instead.

So, what do you say, let’s up the ante on salmon! Let’s make this underrated fish the go-to summertime dinner. These little salmon burgers are packed with flavor, texture, and tons of great nutrients.

Grilled Salmon and Pineapple Sliders

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 16 ounces salmon fillets, cut into slider-sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 pineapple slices
  • 8 whole wheat slider buns
  • 8 slices of lettuce

Directions

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and oil the grates using a paper towel.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the yogurt, mayo, and dijon and set aside.
  3. Season both sides of the salmon pieces with salt and pepper. Place the salmon and the pineapple slices on the well-oiled grates, close the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Flip the salmon and pineapple, close the lid and grill for 2 more minutes, or until the salmon is flaky and opaque.
  5. To assemble sliders, place one lettuce slice on each bun, top with a grilled pineapple, a piece of salmon and about 1 tablespoon of the dijon sauce. Enjoy!

Serving Size: 2 siders | Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 394, Fat: 13g (2.8g sat, 3.9g mono, 5.1g poly), Carbs: 42.6g (3.4g fiber, 22.8g sugars), Protein 28g
Note: Nutrition calculation will change dramatically depending on which buns you are using.

What’s your favorite way to prepare salmon?

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Cassie Johnston is an award-winning food writer and recipe developer living and working in Southern Indiana. Her work has been feature in national publications such as Gourmet Magazine and The Huffington Post. Cassie’s a big fan of strenuous hikes, cheese, watching sports, Brussels sprouts, and craft beer, and she’ll talk your ear off about her love of local food and seasonal eating. She’s obsessed with social media and loves connecting with new friends!