3 unique toppings make this salmon lettuce cup recipe absolutely irresistibleĀ 

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Lettuce cups are often associated with meats like chicken or turkey that have been marinated in Asian sauces and spices, but why get stuck in one way of thinking? Lettuce wraps can also function as a great substitute for tortillas in tacos or buns on burgers, or even as a way to neatly pull together a salad-like dish into a hand-held food. 
Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes uses lettuce cups as a shell for salmon with a cucumber, ginger, jicama salad on top. It's a creative departure from typical lettuce cups, and her recipe boasts bold and amazing flavor combinations. 
Salmon provides so many beneficial vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamin D and vitamin B12, but it also provides a hearty source of protein, niacin, and omega-3 fatty acids, amongst other things, making it a great protein choice for a well-rounded meal. All the veggies in the topping salad, as well as the lettuce cups, provide plenty of fiber to fill you up and aid with digestion. 
Here are the ingredients you'll need for this recipe: 
-12 ounces skinless salmon fillets, cut into two even pieces
-1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt for marinade
-1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
-4 cups water
-1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt for poaching liquid
-Slice of lemon
-Olive oil
-Lemon juice
-3/4 cup of seeded, diced, thin-skinned (English or Persian) cucumber, peel-on (you can also use regular cucumbers that have been peeled)
-2/3 cup peeled, small diced jicama
-1/4 thinly sliced red onion
-3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
-1 teaspoon grated lime zest
-2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
-2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
-1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
-1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
-1 ripe avocado
-6 large leaves of butter lettuce
Head over to Simply Recipes for a set of full, detailed instructions on how to recreate this recipe!
The salmon adds a gorgeous color to this dish, making it just as visually appealing as it is delectable! 
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