–salmon (size of 4 decks of cards, 1 pound)
–cilantro (fresh, 1 handful, chopped)
–tomato (medium, fresh, chopped)
–avocado (1, fresh, chopped)
–green onions (2 stalks, chopped, fresh)
–banana pepper (medium, fresh, 3-inches, chopped)
–lime juice (3 tablespoons, bottled)
–minced garlic (1 tablespoon, bottled)
–olive oil (to taste)
–salt and pepper
1 – To prepare the salsa, gently fold chopped tomato, chopped avocado, green onions, chopped banana pepper, minced garlic, 3 squirts of lime juice, 3 stalks of fresh cilantro (chopped), and olive oil to taste. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours prior to dinner, in order to allow the salsa to season.
2 – Place the salmon in a covered baking dish with one-eighth cup of water. Season with salt, pepper, several chopped stalks of cilantro, and olive oil. Microwave on high for 7 minutes. Salmon should be flaky; do not overcook.
3 – Serve the salmon hot with the chilled salsa on the side.
–inspired by Real Simple magazine.