A Grilled Salmon Sandwich – 9 points!

Do you have a dish or food that’s so easy to make, and tastes so good, you could eat it over and over again without getting tired of it?  For me, grilled salmon fits that bill easily.

Grilled salmon is a favorite at our house. No matter how often we have it — which really isn’t that often…maybe once a month? — everyone still gets excited when salmon is the answer to the daily pondering of “What’s for dinner?”.

Even though we don’t get tired of it, its still nice to switch things up a bit.

Recently, Nicole asked me to make grilled salmon for sandwiches.  Usually we eat it as fillets so I was kinda curious but hey, I know my place so I just responded “Yes Chef!”. 😀

Turns out, she had come across a recipe for salmon sandwiches and my tasty grilled specialty was going to be the star!  It was a perfect arrangement because everyone was happy.  Let’s see:

  • I was excited to cook my signature dish that everyone loves, even cooking it in a new way.
  • The kids were happy that it was a sandwich so they didn’t have to use utensils — not that they do anyway.
  • And Nicole was happy that each serving was low in points!

Talk about a win-win-win!

What foods can you eat over and over again?  Could you serve it in a different way?  Could you prepare it in a way that’s healthier?

Grilled Samon Sandwiches

Makes 4 servings
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner / Lunch


  • 1 pound of wild salmon fillet,  skinned and cut into 4 portions
  • 2 teaspoons of blackening or Cajun seasoning
  • 1 small avocado , pitted
  • 2 tablespoons of low-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 crusty whole-wheat rolls , split and toasted
  • 1 cup of arugula
  • 2 plum tomatoes , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup of thinly sliced red onion


  1. Oil grill rack; preheat grill to high.
  2. Rub salmon on both sides with blackening (or Cajun) seasoning. Grill until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  3. Mash avocado and mayonnaise in a small bowl.
  4. To assemble sandwiches, spread some of the avocado mixture on each roll and top with salmon, arugula, tomato and onion.

Recipe from http://www.nutrisum.com

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3 Responses to A Grilled Salmon Sandwich – 9 points!

  1. El says:

    Looks good! I have to try it.

  2. Oh yes, this is good. Bring it on! We should find healthier ways to do desserts. They are the hardest to make while reducing calories. Any suggestions?

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