Salmon with green beans and walnuts

by | Feb 25, 2019 | Blog, Diet And Nutrition, Recipes

The Lung Health Institute is committed to helping people Breathe Easier™ if you have a chronic lung disease. Our health care team realizes that one way to work on your lung health is to eat certain foods. For instance, fatty fish like salmon contains lots of healthy fats, B vitamins, potassium and antioxidants that support lung health. In this salmon with green beans and walnuts recipe, you not only get the benefits of salmon but also the vitamins, minerals and fats from green beans and walnuts, too.
Prep time| 20 minutes
Servings | 2


Protein: 22 grams
Fat: 25 grams
Carbs: 9 grams


  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut crosswise into 2 inch strips
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter*
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw walnuts
  • Salt and pepper
  • Crushed red pepper
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 ounces salmon fillet


  1. Move oven rack to 6 inches below the broiler and preheat the broiler.  
  2. Place the beans in a large stockpot and cover with cold water.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat and then immediately lower the heat to a simmer.
  4. While heating water, line a baking pan with foil.
  5. Rub salmon pieces with lemon juice, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper.
  6. Place salmon on foil and into the broiler for 10 minutes.
  7. When salmon is broiled, place on plate under aluminum foil to keep warm.
  8. When water boils, lower temperature and simmer beans until crisp-tender, or about 4 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and drain well.
  10. Pat dry.
  11. Heat the butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat.
  12. Add the walnuts and cook, stirring constantly, just until the nuts begin to color, or about 2 minutes.
  13. Add the beans, and toss and turn using tongs to coat well.
  14. Add the orange zest, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  15. Transfer to a large bowl and serve with salmon.

The AI2™ plans from the Lung Health Institute have many lung-healthy recipes just like this that are designed to help you Breathe Easier™. Contact one of our patient coordinators today for more information.

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