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Summer Pineapple Salmon Nuggets with Pineapple Salsa

Prep: 20min
Cook: 15min
Total: 35min
Recipe 1

Summer Pineapple Salmon Nuggets with Pineapple Salsa

Prep 20min
Cook 15min
Total 35min


Ingredients for 4 servings

  • Sauce/marinade
    • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
    • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or tamari
    • 1 tablespoon molasses (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
    • juice from 1/2 lime (or 1 full lime if desired)
  • 20oz (4) center-cut salmon filets, skin removed and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 20oz (~454g) sugar snap peas


Step 1

Mix together the ingredients for the marinade. Season to taste with lime, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar or lime.

Step 2

Add skinless salmon chunks to a bowl and add a few tablespoons of the marinade. Toss the salmon to coat, then allow the salmon to rest for 20 minutes at room temperature (OR covered overnight in the fridge).

Step 3

Set a nonstick skillet on high heat. Once hot, spray with avocado oil, then add the sugar snap peas. Allow them to rest in the skillet untouched until they get a dark sear mark and their color is VIBRANT green, then begin to toss them in the skillet for another 1- 2 minutes. Set aside.

Step 4

Reduce the heat of the skillet to medium high, then spray with more avocado oil. Add the salmon nuggets to the skillet and allow them to sear on one side before agitating or flipping. After 1 – 2 minutes or until a dark sear appears, use tongs to flip the nugget over to sear on the other side for another 1 – 2 minutes.

Step 5

Enjoy the salmon with sugar snap peas and with a serving of rice or quinoa to make it heartier if desired. Top everything off with pineapple salsa (see recipe below). Season each serving to taste with soy sauce or any remaining pineapple sauce/marinade.

Recipe 2

Spicy Pineapple Salsa



Ingredients for 6 servings

  • 2 cups fresh diced pineapple
  • 1 serrano pepper or jalapeño pepper, diced (and seeds removed if less heat is desired)
  •  1/2 cup diced red onion
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon red chile flakes (or chili powder)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (OPTIONAL)


Step 1

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Enjoy on grains, salads, proteins and more!