Grilled Salmon Steaks with Lemon-Herb Mojo

Brain Body Diet Recipe | Grilled Salmon | Sara Gottfried MD

Packed full of omega-3s, grilled salmon is a good source of healthy fat. The health benefits of omega-3s are many: they reduce our risk of heart disease, have anti-aging properties, improve mood and even help to protect our brains. The omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) protect the brain from inflammation.

In the chapter on toxins in my book, BRAIN BODY DIET I recommend those who love tuna to replace it with grilled salmon to help reduce mercury exposure.

Be generous with the Mojo Sauce. Mojo is Spanish for sauce. In addition to grilled salmon, this mojo is great on salads, roasted vegetables, chicken, or fish.

For more salmon ideas, take a look at my recipe for Blackened Cajun Salmon


Serves 2
8 ounces salmon steak
1 teaspoon sesame or MCT oil
1 cup lemon-herb
mojo (recipe follows)


Grill salmon on a skillet or grill with a little oil until it’s fully cooked. Plate
with a generous serving of lemon-herb mojo.

Lemon-Herb Mojo


2 lemons, juiced
2 tablespoons avocado or extra virgin olive oil
2 to 3 garlic cloves
½ red onion
½ cup fresh cilantro or parsley
Sea salt to taste

Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Chop to combine and pulse
until you’ve created a fragrant, blended sauce.