Salmon and Spinach with a Balsamic Sauce

Salmon and Spinach with a Balsamic Sauce

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 20 min

290 calories per serving 


1/4 cup balsamic vinegar   65 mL
1 tbsp honey   22 g
240 g spinach   9 cups
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
300 g salmon fillet, cut into servings    
2 tsp canola oil   10 mL
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

The salmon can be cooked using either an outdoor grill or in a thick-bottom pan on the stovetop.

Keep the serving plates in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.


  1. Pour the balsamic vinegar and honey into a small saucepan then bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat until the volume is reduced by half and a syrupy consistency is obtained, 5-7 min. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the spinach. Wash and drain rapidly then transfer to a pot or saucepan without adding any water. The water trapped in the leaves after gentle shaking is enough to cook them. Add salt, cover and cook over high heat 3-4 min until the leaves wilt and turn very deep green. Avoid overcooking otherwise the spinach will become brownish. Transfer the spinach to a colander, press to remove excess water, then set aside.
  3. Cut the salmon fillet into servings. Lightly oil each piece on both sides. Heat a grooved, thick-bottom frying pan or a nonstick pan. When hot, add the fish, skin side down, and cook until the edges become opaque and lighter coloured, about 5 min. Turn and cook an additional 5 min. Peel off the skin then season with salt and pepper. Check with a fork to see if it is cooked through. Alternatively, cook the fish on a hot grill.
  4. Transfer the spinach to the warmed serving plates, place the fish on top, then drizzle with the balsamic syrup. Serve.


Any unused balsamic reduction can be stored a few months in the refrigerator for future use.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (250g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




9 g

14 %

Saturated 1.5 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

8 %


110 mg


140 mg

6 %


17 g

6 %


2 g

8 %


14 g


32 g

Vitamin A

170 %

Vitamin C

15 %


15 %


30 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 1 serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Free :
Trans Fat
Low :
Saturated Fat
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Omega-3, Vitamin B1, Vitamin C
Good source of :
Pantothenic Acid, Zinc
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims :

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fish | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Iron | High Vitamin D | Kosher | Low Saturated Fat | Source of Omega-3 | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | Sauté/Stir Fry

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