salmon & white bean puree

This was a meal that was perfect on all levels. The salmon tasted like butter (without adding any), the bean puree was amazing (essentially like eating bean dip with a fork) and it included all of the components for a well-balanced meal: vegetable, protein, fiber and healthy fats – and a few cloves of garlic for good measure.

I can’t really take credit for the fish – that was all the taster, but we both loved how the salt and pepper formed an almost crust. It was crunchy and perfectly cooked. I have some wonderful recipes for salmon but never want to add too much seasoning to salmon – it is so good on it’s own!

White Bean Puree

  • 1 1/2 cups white beans, hot
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Puree all ingredients until desired consistency.

Seared Salmon

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 16 oz salmon filet
  • salt & pepper

Season filet with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in large pan. When oil is hot place fish in pan, skin side up and sear for about 5 minutes. Flip over and heat until cooked through.

What is your favorite way to prepare salmon?


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15 Comments

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15 responses to “salmon & white bean puree

  1. I think my “go to” recipe is salmon with a light wasabi vinaigrette.

    I love bean purees. I’ve never done the white beans, but that looks great. I do edammame puree with the above salmon all to often. 😉

  2. That looks great! Will try for sure. I love salmon, but we don’t make it much at home since I am the only one who would eat it. I let the restaurants prepare it for me most of the time! 🙂

  3. The white bean puree looks like a great alternative to potatoes. Thanks for sharing!

  4. The white bean puree looks and sounds a-mazing. It reminds me of a cauliflower puree I made to go with a steak dinner.

    Salmon is one of the foods I wish I liked. For some reason I just don’t like it.

  5. When you cook Salmon, how do you get that fish smell out of the house?

  6. Kate

    that looks really good! sadly, the only way i’ve prepared salmon is opening a pouch and stirring in some veggies and mustard. travesty!

  7. I love how salmon can just be simply seasoned and it tastes amazing! I also love the white bean puree – it’s almost like a hummus/bean spread, which I could eat every single day! I also love to add lemon slices on top of my salmon sometimes, adds a little bit more flavor.

  8. that white bean puree looks so good! I’ve seen recipes for white bean hummus but I don’t want to buy tahini and waste it for one recipe..this looks so much better and simpler! thank you!

  9. So delicious! What an awesome idea to puree the white beans like a mashed potato of sorts! Love this!
    And I usually create a maple-dijon glaze for the salmon, then I bake it.
    Have a great Wednesday!

  10. Gosh, that DOEs look perfect…I love that contrast of the white, creamy puree, and the slightly seared salmon…what a wonderful meal!

  11. Angela Mears

    What a great looking meal…that salmon is cooked perfectly. And your site is looking wonderful!

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