We all know that fish is good for us, especially that pretty pink one called, salmon. Full of healthy fats like omega-3’s that boost your brain power while adding a gorgeous glow to your skin, fish can lower your risk for heart disease, help you sleep better at night and will fight the signs of aging both cognitively and physically. Talk about a super food! Unfortunately, the same fish served up the same way can be boring. Here are some new takes on old favorites!

Talking Tuna

Tuna in a can may seem blasé but in a burger it is anything but! Try this recipe for a lovely lunch or quick but healthy dinner. Not in the mood for tuna tonight? Think about adding trout into your meal time rotation. It is full of Vitamin B12 and D as well as more Omega-3s than tuna.

Tuna Burger with Lemon Garlic Mayo (serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 14.5 ounces canned tuna (drained)
  • 3 green onions (sliced)
  • ½ red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns

Lemon Garlic Mayo Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. garlic (minced or powder)
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice (fresh is preferred)

Directions:

  1. Mix the tuna with the green onions, red pepper and eggs in a bowl and form the mixture into four patties.
  2. Grill for 4 minutes on each side or until brown.
  3. Meanwhile brown the garlic on low heat. Remove from heat and add the garlic and lemon juice into the mayonnaise.
  4. Place the burger on a bun with lettuce and slather with the lemon garlic mayo.

Simple Salmon

Salmon, the gold standard for that glowing skin, is easy to make and tastes great with little fuss. It is the perfect dish for company or when flying solo and it is super-fast to prepare. Sick of salmon for your supper? Try a sardine salad.

Salmon Salad with Lentils (serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tsps., Dijon mustard
  • ¼ tsp. salt, pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 2 15-ounce cans of lentils, rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups flaked cooked salmon

Directions:

  1. Get a large bowl and whisk together the lemon juice, dill, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper with the olive oil (do this slowly) until combined and emulsified.
  2. In a second bowl toss the red pepper, cucumber and red onion together with the flaked salmon and drained lentils.
  3. Pour the dressing over the red pepper and cucumber salmon mixture and make sure the dressing coats it.

This simple but healthy and tasty salad is ready to serve.