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How to make low-carb salmon with avocado and basil

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There are reasons salmon is one of the first things people go to when they're trying to eat healthier and why so many restaurants offer it as their healthy option. That's because salmon is packed full of omega-3s, it's full of protein and it can help those who are looking to control their weight. For those who aren't so concerned with the health benefits, however, there's another reason to eat salmon: It's delicious.
Not only is salmon tasty just about any way you choose to prepare it, but it's also very simple and quick to make. This recipe literally takes about 10 minutes to cook, and you don't even have to give it the full 15 minutes in the marinade if you don't want to. Marinating it, however, will give the salmon tons of flavor, which can be especially beneficial for those who aren't partial to avocado.
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Low-Carb Salmon with Avocado and Basil
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Zest and juice of 2 limes
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
4 salmon fillets, skin on
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup basil, chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
In a shallow dish, combine the zest and juice of the 2 limes, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk to incorporate all ingredients.
Place the salmon fillets, skin side up, into the marinade. Let sit for 15 minutes.
Preheat broiler. When hot, place salmon fillets on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, skin side down. Place under the broiler for 8 to 10 minutes, until salmon just starts to flake.
While the salmon is broiling, mash the avocado in a small bowl. Add the chopped basil and 1 tablespoon of lime juice and mix well to combine.
When serving, place a dollop of the avocado mixture onto each salmon fillet.
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