Sashimi of Salmon and Avocado Salad

The Perfect 10 Diet Sashimi of Salmon and Avocado SaladServings: 2 to 3
Total Time: 20 min.


½ bunch cilantro, cleaned and stemmed
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 jalapeño pepper, halved
1 avocado
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ head lettuce
6 pieces salmon (sushi-grade), sliced into rectangles


  • Blanch the cilantro in boiling water for 10 seconds. Remove and
    immediately place in ice water.
  • Remove the cilantro from the water, and place in a blender with the
    olive oil and jalapeño. Blend until fully incorporated.
  • Cut the avocado into 1-inch cubes, and place in a mixing bowl. Add
    the cilantro mixture, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and set aside.
  • Arrange the lettuce in circles on 2 to 3 small plates, and place the
    avocado pieces in the center of each.
  • Place the salmon on top of the avocados. Pour the cilantro mixture
    over the top of the salmon. Serve.
Comments (5)Add Comment
written by Rima, January 18, 2010
i am very excited to start the diet finally something that will be bringing success and delicious food without all this low-fat, low-carb nonsence.
i have been on many diets for so long that my hormones start scriming for help long time ago, i lost my menstrual cyclewith all the yo-yo dieting and with your diet help i hope to get my hormones back working.
i understand that i can't drink to much coffee? sugar free gum i have to substitute with regular sugar kind? what about grape oil?
written by Alicia Matz, January 12, 2010
I would like to respond to karen about her question about farm-raised salmon. Since I read how horrible farm-raised salmon is and how they can become infected with parasites, I eat only wild salmon. The best is from Vital Choice Seafood. They sell wild and sustainable seafood. It is expensive, but if you order $99, the shipping is free. Please check out their website at


written by LyronBennett, January 04, 2010
Hi Karen,

I just wanted to make sure you saw that I sent Dr. Aziz your question about the salmon. Here is how he responded:

"Thanks for your question! Major studies have concluded that people shouldn't eat farm-raised salmon more than once a month in most cases because the fish contains long-lived industrial chemicals that increase the risk of cancer. Wild salmon carry lower levels of PCBs, dioxins and other contaminants. The average dioxin level in farm-raised salmon was 11 times higher than in wild salmon. These contaminants disrupt hormones and have serious health risks. Farm raised salmon also has added colors (to give it that orange appearance) and contains less omega 3-fatty acids than wild salmon. Also, stick with the seafood choices recommended on the Perfect 10 Diet in order to limit mercury exposure. Best of luck on your journey to perfect 10 health!"
written by karen, December 22, 2009
i love salmon but wanted to know your input on farm raised salmon. i read an article in prevention that talked about some wicked ingredients they feed the fish so i am sceptical, can you please enlighten me. thank you
written by karen, December 22, 2009
i just ordered your book and am really excited. i need to lose 40 lbs to get myself back and feel way better about myself.
my question to you though is regarding the salmon, i love salmon! but can you enlighten me about your views on farm raised salmon. when i ask the sushi chefs the salmon is always farm raised but the article i read was disgusting about the additives they feed the salmon....

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