Pan-Seared Salmon with Pineapple-Jalapeno Relish


  • 2 cups chopped pineapple
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets


  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  4. Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, chili powder, and black pepper, stirring well. Sprinkle evenly over fish.
  5. Add fish to pan, skin side up. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness.
  6. Serve with pineapple mixture.

For a healthy addition, serve over coconut rice accompanied by a side salad.