A Delectable Greek-Inspired Feast: Marinated Salmon with Creamy Avocado Tzatziki
Introduction: After savoring every last bite of the first batch of luscious avocado tzatziki with crispy pita chips and a spoonful of creamy delight, the desire to create another batch and incorporate it into a delicious recipe became irresistible. With a Greek-inspired theme featuring avocado tzatziki, the logical choice was to continue along this culinary path.
Moreover, a recent craving for more fish in my diet led me to experiment with Greek-style marinated salmon. This exquisite dish boasts marinated salmon, infused with a blend of olive oil, lemon juice, yogurt, garlic, and oregano, cooked to perfection through grilling, baking, or broiling. The final touch is the cooling and creamy avocado tzatziki, creating a match made in culinary heaven.
Creamy avocado paired with buttery salmon, this combination is simply destined to be. The result is a super easy and mouthwatering dinner that promises to please any palate. I often like to serve this Greek-style salmon with avocado tzatziki alongside a refreshing Greek salad.
Recipe: Greek Style Salmon with Avocado Tzatziki
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Marination Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 24 ounces of salmon, cut into 4 equal portions
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice (approximately 1/2 lemon)
- 1 teaspoon of lemon zest (approximately 1/2 lemon)
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt
- 1 clove of garlic, grated
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
- 2 cups of avocado tzatziki
- Begin by marinating the salmon. In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, yogurt, grated garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
- Place the salmon portions in a shallow dish and pour the prepared marinade over them. Ensure that the salmon is evenly coated with the marinade. Let it marinate for 20 minutes. This step allows the salmon to absorb all the Greek-inspired flavors.
- Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Transfer the marinated salmon to a baking dish, ensuring they are in a single layer to cook evenly. You can choose to grill, bake, or broil the salmon. In this instance, we’ll bake it for approximately 10 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Cooking times may vary depending on your chosen method and the thickness of the salmon, so keep a close eye on it.
- Once the salmon is perfectly cooked, remove it from the oven or grill.
- Serve the marinated salmon topped with a generous dollop of the creamy avocado tzatziki. The cool and creamy tzatziki beautifully complements the flavors of the salmon.
- Enjoy this delectable Greek-inspired feast!
- Calories: 373
- Fat: 22.2g (Saturated Fat: 3.9g, Trans Fat: 0)
- Cholesterol: 76mg
- Sodium: 253mg
- Carbohydrates: 10.3g (Dietary Fiber: 4.6g, Sugars: 3.4g)
- Protein: 36g
In conclusion, this Greek Style Salmon with Avocado Tzatziki is a culinary masterpiece that combines the rich flavors of marinated salmon with the refreshing creaminess of avocado tzatziki. Whether you serve it for a family dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is sure to impress with its tantalizing taste and delightful presentation. Enjoy a taste of Greece in the comfort of your own home with this mouthwatering dish.