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Recipe: Salmon & Mango Salad

Change up your dinner tonight with this healthy and delicious salmon & mango salad by Chef Elsie Ramos.

January 04, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

Salmon is high in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, B vitamins, and more. The American Heart Association suggests swapping out red meat like beef and pork for fish like salmon to benefit your heart health too.

Check out the nutritious recipe by Chef Elsie Ramos below.


Salmon & Mango Salad

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 Salmon fillet – skin removed
  • 1 large mango – peeled – cut into French fry size slices
  • 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups romaine or iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes – cut in halves
  • ½ cup chopped scallions
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Mix lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar and a dash each with salt & pepper to create a marinade, then pour over fillet
  2. Marinate overnight or for a couple of hours before cooking
  3. Grill the fillet in a large non-stick pan until firm and browned on each side
  4. Season with salt and pepper, then set aside to cool
  5. In the same pan, add mango slices and heat through, deglazing the excess seasoning left behind by the salmon
  6. Remove from heat and let cool
  7. Toss in tomatoes and turn off heat
  8. Cut your salmon fillet into chunks or slices and layer on a platter
  9. Drizzle tomato and mango mix on top of salmon and top with chopped scallions

Recipe Notes


Elsie Ramos
About Elsie Ramos
Elsie Ramos is a former contestant on Fox’s Hell’s Kitchen and the author of Elsie’s Turkey Tacos and Arroz con Pollo. She attended The French Culinary Institute to further pursue her culinary interests. She’s an active volunteer for The American Diabetes Foundation, and in 2011 she partnered with Healthfirst to support efforts that highlight the importance of healthy eating.


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