1. Green-Tea-Crusted Salmon

Green-Tea-Crusted Salmon

This hearty restaurant-style dish—which comes to us from Dr. Leo Galland's new book The Fat Resistance Diet—is easy to make at home. The green tea rub gives the salmon a nice crunchy crust, and provides heart-healthy, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory polyphenols.

Green-Tea-Crusted Salmon



  • 3 Vital Choice wild salmon fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons green tea
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried onion
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • Black pepper
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 2 stalks green onion, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon diced fresh ginger or 1 teaspoon dried ginger


  1. Make Lemon Ginger Salsa: Toss tomato, apple and green onion into a large bowl and sprinkle lemon juice on top. Add the ginger and mix well. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Rinse salmon with cold water and pat dry with a paper towel.
  3. In a shallow bowl mix the green tea, sesame seeds, garlic, onion and black pepper. In another shallow bowl pour the soy sauce, then dip the salmon in the soy sauce and coat well. Take the salmon out of the soy sauce and place into the mixture of spices, allowing the spices to stick to the top and sides of the salmon.
  4. Place the salmon on a baking pan and put in a preheated oven. Cook for 12 minutes, or until the center of the salmon turns red to pink.
  5. Serve the salmon and salsa on the same plate. Enjoy!
Serves: Serves 2