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Salmon with Creamy Avocado Sauce and Green Beans Almondine

Pan-seared salmon gets a fat and flavor boost from a creamy avocado sauce and a side of sauteed green beans with almonds and garlic.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fish, Salmon, Seafood
Servings: 4
Calories: 622kcal


  • 4 (4-ounce) wild-caught salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 4 cloves garlic finely slivered
  • 1 pound fresh green beans ends trimmed
  • ½ cup slivered almonds lightly toasted
  • 1 medium ripe avocado pitted and peeled
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the butter in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season salmon with salt and pepper. Place salmon skin side up in hot skillet to sear. Cook 2 minutes.
  • Flip salmon to skin side down, cover and cook to desired level of doneness (3-4 minutes for more rare; 6-8 minutes for more well done), being careful not to overcook. Remove from skillet and keep warm.
  • Remove any skin from skillet and heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in same skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic, green beans, salt and pepper, and sauté until just barely tender, being sure to not overcook green beans or burn garlic, about 6-8 minutes. Top green beans with toasted slivered almonds and drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • For avocado sauce, mash together ripe avocado, mayonnaise, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, spoon 3 tablespoons of avocado sauce over each salmon filet and serve with 1 cup of green beans.
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