Salmon Curry Recipe – 9 Smart Points

Salmon Curry

I used to cook a lot of recipes with coconut milk, but I have been reluctant to do so ever since the new Weight Watchers Smart Points plan came into effect. Coconut milk is high in saturated fat, so I was concerned that it would raise the Smart Points value of my recipe too much. But I was pleasantly surprised when this Salmon Curry recipe turned out to be less Points than I anticipated! Sometimes, you just gotta eat the good stuff and spend the extra Point or two. And this dish is definitely worth it. Plus, it’s such a fast and easy meal to cook, and works excellently with frozen salmon (which I prefer to buy because it costs less!). The salmon is perfectly poached in the coconut milk, and the mild curry flavor was just the right amount without being too spicy, so my kids could enjoy it as well. I had this on the table in less than 30 minutes, and it was insanely good! For the kids and my husband, I served it over quinoa, and for myself, I served it over cauliflower rice in order to avoid having to add more Points. Truly, the cauliflower rice was delicious! I actually liked it even better than the quinoa. This was such a fantastically flavorful and healthy meal that left me feeling completely satisfied. So glad I decided to get back on the coconut milk train! Enjoy.

Salmon Curry Recipe
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A delicious and easy way to prepare salmon, this decadent yet light curry recipe gets a healthy meal on the table in minutes. The tender salmon is perfectly poached in the creamy coconut milk and absolutely melts in your mouth.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Salmon Curry Recipe
Print Recipe
A delicious and easy way to prepare salmon, this decadent yet light curry recipe gets a healthy meal on the table in minutes. The tender salmon is perfectly poached in the creamy coconut milk and absolutely melts in your mouth.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil over medium high heat. Add in leeks, garlic, and ginger, and sauce for about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Stir in the coconut milk, soy sauce, curry powder and salt and pepper. Mix well, and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, and add in the salmon and greens. Simmer until the salmon is cooked all the way through and the greens are wilted, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Stir in fresh lime juice, and serve over rice, quinoa, or riced cauliflower if desired.
Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup
Each serving = 9 Smart Points

PER SERVING: 275 calories; 18g fat; 11g saturated fat; 4.5g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 1g sugar; 24g protein

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Lentil Bolognese

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Chickpea Curry with Cauliflower Rice – 7 Points +

Chickpea Curry with Cauliflower Rice

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Chicken Satay Salad

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Lentil Fritters

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Healthy Lentil and Pumpkin Curry from Lite Bite for 8 Points+

Photo Courtesy of Lite Bite

Photo Courtesy of Lite Bite

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Cauliflower and Cashew Curry

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Indian Spiced Roasted Cauliflower – 2 Points +

Indian Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

I have always adored cauliflower, and have used it in a lot of great recipes. But some people fine cauliflower a little bland. This Indian Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Recipe definitely kicks up the spice and flavor without adding much additional Weight Watchers Points. To get the Points + for this recipe, I tallied up all the nutritional stats of the ingredients. Some people might argue with that and only count the yogurt, since vegetables are 0 Points +. Doing it that way would make it just 1 Points + per serving. Doing it my way makes it 2 Points +. The choice is yours, but definitely give this easy cauliflower recipe a try! It’s so good and makes a delicious and healthy side dish! I made this dish with a mint chutney (which appears in my photo), but didn’t include that in the recipe because I thought it was gross. And I don’t like to post anything that I think doesn’t taste good. So there you have it. Now get in the kitchen and make this tasty Indian Spiced Roasted Cauliflower Recipe, ASAP!

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Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

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Indian Spiced Lentils

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