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Steamed Salmon and Asparagus with Mustard Dill Sauce
The tangy mustard dill sauce is a great complement to both the salmon and asparagus in this Healthiest Way of Eating recipe. It also provides you with excellent sources of health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin K, niacin, selenium, protein and tryptophan.
Steamed Salmon and Asparagus with Mustard Dill Sauce Prep and Cook Time: 20 minutes

  • 1-1/2 lb salmon filet, skin and bones removed and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 + 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 2 bunches asparagus, bottom fourth removed
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • Mustard Dill Sauce
  • 4 oz silken tofu
  • 1 TBS prepared mustard such as Dijon
  • 4 TBS fresh dill chopped
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil


  1. Bring 2 inches of lightly salted water to a boil in a steamer with a tight fitting lid.
  2. While water is coming to a boil, put all sauce ingredients except olive oil in a blender and begin to blend on high speed for about one minute. While blender is running, drizzle olive oil in a little at a time. Set aside.
  3. Snap off tough asparagus ends. When water is at a full boil place asparagus in steamer basket, cover, and cook until asparagus is tender, about 3-5 minutes, depending on thickness. Remove from steamer, toss with 1 TBS lemon juice, 1 TBS olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Rub salmon with 1 TBS lemon juice and season with a little salt and pepper.
  5. Place salmon in the same steamer basket and steam until pink inside, about 3-4 minutes. Place salmon on a plate and pour desired amount of sauce over it and the asparagus.
Serves 4

Serving Suggestions: Serve with

Nutritional Profile

Steamed Salmon and Asparagus with Mustard Dill Sauce
1.00 serving
(436.01 grams)
Calories: 480


 omega-3 fats149%


 vitamin B3103%

 vitamin K93%




 vitamin B652%


 vitamin A44%


 vitamin E38%

 vitamin B238%

 vitamin C35%

 vitamin B135%




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Steamed Salmon and Asparagus with Mustard Dill Sauce
1.00 serving
436.01 grams
Calories: 480

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
omega-3 fats 3.57 g 149 5.6 excellent
selenium 66.78 mcg 121 4.6 excellent
vitamin B3 16.49 mg 103 3.9 excellent
vitamin K 83.62 mcg 93 3.5 excellent
vitamin B12 2.21 mcg 92 3.5 excellent
phosphorus 624.35 mg 89 3.3 excellent
protein 40.06 g 80 3.0 excellent
copper 0.52 mg 58 2.2 very good
vitamin B6 0.88 mg 52 1.9 very good
magnesium 199.74 mg 48 1.8 good
vitamin A 393.37 mcg RAE 44 1.6 good
folate 159.32 mcg 40 1.5 good
vitamin B2 0.50 mg 38 1.4 good
vitamin E 5.73 mg (ATE) 38 1.4 good
pantothenic acid 1.85 mg 37 1.4 good
vitamin B1 0.42 mg 35 1.3 good
vitamin C 26.11 mg 35 1.3 good
biotin 9.35 mcg 31 1.2 good
iron 5.18 mg 29 1.1 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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