Editor’s Note: Today’s healthy recipe is brought to us by Libbie Summers, a recognized food and lifestyle tastemaker. Her work has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Vogue, and on the OWN Show. She now serves as the Creative Culinary Director of the newly launched Terra’s Kitchen, a meal delivery service focusing on farm fresh ingredients. Take it away, Libbie!

Low in calories and high in wow-factor, this flavorful salmon and watermelon dish is the perfect go-to summer celebration main course for many reasons, but these are my top three:

  • Because it’s delicious.
  • Because it’s beautiful.
  • Because it only takes 30 minutes to make…and that’s if you’re drinking!

photos and recipe adapted from Terra’s Kitchen

Crispy Salmon with Watermelon Mint Salsa

Serves 2

Crispy Salmon And Watermelon Mint Salsa

By Camille Styles


  • 2 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • canola oil
  • 20-ounces watermelon, diced
  • 0.4-ounce cilantro, chopped
  • 0.15-ounce mint, chopped
  • 2-ounce red onion, finely diced
  • 0.7-ounce jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1 lime
  • 0.75-ounce pistachios, roughly chopped


  1. Pat salmon dry and liberally season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place a heavy skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 2 tablespoons canola oil. When oil starts to simmer, place the salmon in the pan (skin side down). Cook without moving for 3 minutes then flip over. Cook until crispy on the outside and just cooked through in the center (about 3 minutes).
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the watermelon, cilantro, mint, red onion, and jalapeño. Squeeze juice from lime over. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Place salmon on plate and spoon salsa over. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios.

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Comments (5)
  1. 1
    michelaampolo August 1, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I love watermelon and salmon that’s why I absolutely have to try this recipe :9
    Miki xx


  2. 2
    mel August 1, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    This looks so good! I never used to like watermelon in my food but then I tried a watermelon feta salad and fell in love. Will definitely have to try this one 🙂

    xx, mel

  3. 3
    Nathan Stewart August 11, 2017 at 11:11 am

    This was amazing! The only tweak from the recipe for me was that I did the salmon on a charcoal grill. Left skin side down for 7-10 minutes over tin foil with olive oil. Came out amazing.

  4. 4
    Jean December 11, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    This was so delicious! Quick, easy and healthy. Just how I like my dinner. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.