Sushi-Style Salmon Watermelon-Avocado Sliders
The combination of the antioxidants in watermelon and the omega-3 fats in salmon make these sliders a brain-boosting dish. I dare you to just eat one!
2/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon wasabi paste
12 slices watermelon, approximately 3″ X 3″ X ½ inch
1 lb salmon fillet (thin end if possible)
salt and pepper
3 ounces pickled ginger (gari)
1 avocado, peeled and sliced thin length-wise
12 whole wheat slider buns
Heat broiler and place rack 6″ or more from elements.
1. In a small bowl, blend mayonnaise, lemon juice, and wasabi paste until thoroughly mixed. Place in a small serving bowl, cover and refrigerate.
2. Place watermelon slices between paper towels to soak up extra water. Set aside.
3. Spray a cookie sheet and place salmon on sheet, sprinkle with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Broil for 6 to 9 minutes, or until barely cooked through. Remove from oven. Cut into 1 to 1 1/2 ounce pieces.
4. While salmon is cooking, toast inner side of each half of the buns.
5. Arrange pickled ginger, avocado, and watermelon slices on a serving platter. Place wasabi mayo, salmon pieces, and buns close by.
6. Welcome everyone to “build their own slider” placing a piece of salmon, mayo, ginger, avocado, and watermelon between a slider bun. Makes 12 sliders.
Nutritional Analysis per slider: 263 Calories; 30 percent fat ( grams); 1.8 grams saturated fat; 583 milligrams omega-3 fat; 20 percent protein; 50 percent carbohydrate; 25 milligrams cholesterol; 23 milligrams vitamin C; 54 milligrams calcium; 2 milligrams iron; 100 milligrams magnesium; 43 micrograms selenium; 633 milligrams potassium; 358 milligrams sodium; 4 grams fiber.