BURN bites: sriracha lime salmon + spicy garbanzo bean salad

While Summer may be coming to a close, the heat does not seem to be letting up. This makes deciding whats for dinner especially difficult, as above average temperatures tend to suppress culinary creativity and diminish ones desire to spend any time in the kitchen.  The solution? Fight fire with fire

Sriracha Lime Salmon* is full of flavor and takes only 20 minutes to prepare (this has been tested and proved). When paired with Burn's Spicy Garbanzo Bean Salad, you can create a delicious, fat burning meal that will satisfy your tastebuds and beat the heat in less than 30 minutes!

What You'll Need :

For the salmon-

  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 1/4 lbs pounds salmon fillet, skin removed
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro

For the salad-

  • 1 can reduced sodium garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 container (6oz) baby heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 4 persian cucumbers, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbs white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tps sriracha
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It Happen:

Heat oven to 425°. In a bowl, whisk together juice, zest, syrup, sriracha and salt. Place salmon in a baking dish lined with parchment paper; pour lime-maple mixture over top. Bake salmon until cooked through and flaky (approx. 15 minutes), then sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

While salmon is baking, rinse and drain garbanzo beans.  Place beans in bowl and add remaining chopped vegetables. In a small, separate bowl, combine olive oil, garlic, sriracha, salt and pepper - mix vigorously then drizzle over salad.

Nutritional Breakdown-

Siracha Lime Salmon - 220 calories per serving (serves 4)

Spicy Garbanzo Bean Salad - 125 calories per serving (serves 6)

*The recipe for Siracha Lime Salmon has been adapted from It's All Good, a cookbook by Gwyneth Paltrow