Skinny Sweet and Spicy Salmon

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 salmon fillet


  • 4 — 4 oz fresh salmon fillets
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • Optional*:
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • *Optional ingredients are not included in the nutritional calculations.


  1. In a shallow dish, combine honey and 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil and lightly brush onto each salmon fillet, flesh side up.
  2. In another shallow dish, combine brown sugar, chili powder, salt, pepper and cumin to make the dry rub. Using your hands, rub mixture onto the flesh sides of the salmon fillets.
  3. Heat a large iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil. When hot, add salmon fillets skin side down and immediately reduce heat to medium-low. (If you have a splatter guard, I recommend placing it on top at this time.)
  4. Pan-sear salmon for 7 minutes, flip and fry for an additional 1-2 minutes or until center reads 145 degrees F. (Cooking times might vary depending on the thickness of each fillet.) Remove from heat and serve each fillet on(optional) ½ cup brown rice.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: 1 salmon fillet

Calories: 343

Calories from fat: 107

Fat: 19g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 100mg

Sodium: 124mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Fiber: 0g

Sugar 13g

Protein: 31g

Calcium: 0%

Iron: 3%

WWP+: 9