Eating an eye-healthy diet doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, it can be downright delicious. This salmon recipe is one of our favorites, not only because it’s simple and a family favorite, but because it contains carotenoid vitamins lutein and zeaxanthin, which have been linked to lowering risk for cataracts and advanced macular degeneration. It also contains lots of omega-3 fatty acids, which are equally important for vision health.
Give it a try and let us know what you think!
1-pound wild-caught Alaskan salmon fillet, cut into 4 fillets
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
5 ounces baby spinach
2 cloves garlic, minced
Sea salt, to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
pinch ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a baking sheet with foil.
- Combine lemon juice, salt and olive oil in a bowl.
- Brush both sides of salmon with lemon mixture. Place salmon on prepared baking sheet, skin side down (if you choose skin-on filets), and bake for 15 minutes.
- Heat a large non‑stick skillet (the higher the rim, the better) over medium‑high. Add oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, lemon, salt, and pepper into a pot on medium heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until spinach is soft but not mushy.
- Serve salmon over bed of spinach and enjoy!
Serving suggestion: Serve with roasted red potatoes tossed in olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh rosemary for a delicious treat!
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St. Louis LASIK surgeon Dr. Jason P. Brinton, MD is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of refractive surgery, and he loves an eye healthy diet. He is a graduate of Harvard College, earned his medical doctorate from the Harvard Medical School, and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been inducted to America’s Top Ophthalmologists by the Consumer Research Council of America, Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals, and Top Doctors in America by Castle Connolly. In 2015, he received global recognition as the recipient of the Visian ICL Young Ophthalmologist Award in Barcelona, Spain, and in 2016 was named Ocular Surgery News’ Premier Surgeon 300 Innovators in Refractive Cataract Surgery. He is a dedicated husband, father of four beautiful children, and is passionate about his life, his work, and service to others.