Salmon Avocado Pinwheels

Your body needs healthy fats, so your obsession with avocado is justified.

If I can pay extra to add avocado at a restaurant I always do. My husband teases me but I know I’m not the only one out there! I tend to make up recipes when I am cooking for just me that are avocado dominant… for good reason. Despite the delicious taste, this is one powerful green. I recently put together a dinner dish of salmon filets rolled up with an avocado filling. This combination provides energy, essential fatty acids and also promotes healthy skin and hair. Plus it’s my favorite fish paired with avocado…. so yes please!

Salmon Avocado Pinwheels recipe

This recipe for pinwheels would probably be just fine with salmon and avocado alone, but I went ahead and made a sauce to mix in with the filling. You will just need some lemon, olive oil, garlic, basil and a bit of salt and pepper. I also threw in some red pepper flakes and crumbled feta cheese. Might as well make it as creamy as possible and add a kick! Mix together with the mashed avocado.
cheesy herb avocado sauce

This always helps me save time in the kitchen!

Prep the salmon by laying each filet out flat and spreading the mixture on. Roll slowly and place the pinwheels in a baking dish. I packed mine in so they held themselves together, but you can use a toothpick if needed.
salmon avocado pinwheels prep

Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Remove and dive right in!
salmon avocado pinwheels

This meal is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, protein and fiber. Get in a good dose of unsaturated fats and let your body reap the benefits. What’s even better is you don’t have to worry about over-eating because both the avocado and salmon together will keep you fuller longer.

salmon avocado pinwheels
Salmon Avocado Pinwheels
Print Recipe
Salmon flanks rolled into pinwheels with cheesy herbed avocado filling.
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
salmon avocado pinwheels
Salmon Avocado Pinwheels
Print Recipe
Salmon flanks rolled into pinwheels with cheesy herbed avocado filling.
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Combine the lemon, olive oil, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes, feta cheese crumbles and a bit of salt and pepper with the mashed avocado. Mix until smooth.
  2. Prep the salmon by laying each filet out flat and spreading the mixture on. Roll slowly and place in a baking dish.
  3. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Remove and serve warm!
Recipe Notes

A toothpick can be used to hold the pinwheels together if needed.

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Salmon Avocado Pinwheel recipe from Body Compass Discovery's blog

If you enjoyed these try my recipe for avocado stuffed chicken!

Some sources I used to gather information:
http://www.eatthis.com/healthy-fats

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