Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon

  • 10MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 334KCAL

This slimming-friendly Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon is so simple, quick and easy – a great mid-week meal if you’re calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories334
  • Carbs30g
  • Protein36g
  • Fat9g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars7g

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This slimming-friendly Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon is so quick and easy to make, and it’s a great mid-week meal if you’re calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers. The zesty flavours make this fish dish feel really fresh and summery – perfect to serve with a scoop of Pineapple Salsa to make things extra zingy!

Chilli and lime is a great combination to have with salmon, but if you’re not a fan you can use chicken instead, it’s just as good! Don’t forget to adjust the cooking time if you’re using chicken. It will probably take an extra 5 – 10 minutes depending on the size, so you may need to remove the peppers and onion so they don’t over cook.

What diets is this Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon suitable for?

This Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon recipe is suitable for gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon recipe?

  • You need to count 5 Points per portion of this Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon?

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If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

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We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin 1 over on Amazon UK.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

How many calories are in this Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon?

There are 334 calories per portion in this Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190°C.

Step 2

Spray an oven tray with some low calorie cooking spray.

Step 3

Mix together the juice of 2 of the limes, garlic, chilli, cumin, parsley, water and sweetener and set aside.

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Step 4

Place the salmon fillets on the baking tray, and drizzle with some of the marinade.

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Step 5

Toss the diced peppers and onion in the remaining marinade, then arrange them around the salmon fillets. Wedge the remaining lime and add half to the tray.

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Step 6

Season with some salt and pepper, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes. If you prefer the peppers a little more well done, remove the salmon from the tray and return the peppers and onion to the oven for a few more minutes.

Step 7

Sprinkle with a little more chopped parsley and serve with some fresh lime wedges and fresh seasonal vegetables.

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How do you know when Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon is cooked?

Bake the salmon in the oven for 15 minutes then check it is cooked through by separating a flake to see into the middle.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon?

This Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon is not suitable for freezing.

How do I reheat Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon

This slimming-friendly Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon is so simple, quick and easy – a great mid-week meal if you’re calorie counting or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 334
  • Carbs 30G
WW Points
  • 5 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and diced
  • 1 green pepper deseeded and diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 3 limes
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1/2 red chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Spray an oven tray with some low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Mix together the juice of 2 of the limes, garlic, chilli, cumin, parsley, water and sweetener and set aside.
  4. Place the salmon fillets on the baking tray, and drizzle with some of the marinade.
  5. Toss the diced peppers and onion in the remaining marinade, then arrange them around the salmon fillets. Wedge the remaining lime and add half to the tray.
  6. Season with some salt and pepper, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes. If you prefer the peppers a little more well done, remove the salmon from the tray and return the peppers and onion to the oven for a few more minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with a little more chopped parsley and serve with some fresh lime wedges and fresh seasonal vegetables.

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Amanda perkinsMonday 27th July 2020

Hi when I make the Nandos spicy rice my rice still seems a bit undercooked when the liquid is gone. Is there something I can do to make it a bit softer.

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    HollyMonday 27th July 2020

    Hi Amanda, Once you have brought the pan to the boil make sure you cover with a lid and turn to a low simmer to let it slowly cook. If it’s still a little hard add a little more water and continue to cook on low with the lid. Hope that helps!

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PaulineMonday 2nd July 2018

Hi, do you have a recipe for the chicken version or can I just follow this one and replace the salmon with the chicken? Thanks!

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Sally KFriday 15th September 2017

Loved this, it was delicious!

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