Steamed Salmon with Fresh Herbs and Lemon

Detox Cred: Steamed salmon may seem an odd breakfast choice, but try it! Packed with omega-3 fatty acids (good for your brain), salmon is rich in antioxidants (particularly anti-inflammatory carotenoids) and selenium. The protein will keep you full and energized for hours.

  • Servings: 1
Steamed Salmon with Fresh Herbs and Lemon

Photography: Bryan Gardner

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Source: Whole Living, January/February January/February 2012


  • 1 (4-ounce) fillet wild salmon
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • Fresh chopped herbs, such as dill, parsley, and chives, for garnish
  • Lemon zest, for garnish


  1. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Steam until just cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes.

  2. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with herbs and lemon zest.


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