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Chili-Rubbed Salmon With Sweet Potato Succotash

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You’ve likely never heard of succotash before, but once you try it, you won’t be able to get enough. This salmon recipe offers you sugar and spice, and everything nice — all the nutrients you need after a gym session!

Although dieting and working out may be a good combination — you should never skip your post-workout meal. You need nutrients to help your muscles recover from the energy and glycogen they lost.

SO GOOD: Treat Your Muscles to This Honey Lime Sriracha Salmon

Salmon contains nutrients that reduce muscle inflammation after a workout. Plus, salmon is full of protein which your body needs to make new cells and rebuild stronger muscles. Sweet potatoes will provide a healthy dose of carbs, which, in conjunction with protein, is the perfect after workout combo.

This recipe follows The Thermo Diet, which is a lifestyle choice that will invigorate your metabolism, reset your cortisol levels, reduce inflammation and help you be your best self! Learn more about The Thermo Diet here.

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Chili-Rubbed Salmon with Sweet Potato Succotash

An exciting and spicy salmon dish to enjoy after working out.
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CourseMain Course
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour


  • For sauce:
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion medium, chopped
  • 2 jalapenos chopped fine, seed them if you don't want them spicy
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 stevia packet or 1 tbsp sugar
  • 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt
  • pepper
  • For fish:
  • 6 oz 2 pieces of salmon filets
  • 6 oz sweet potatoes peeled and diced into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup red peppers chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrots peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • To cook the sauce, heat 1 tsp. of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add chopped onion and jalapeno and cook for about 8-10 minutes to soften.
  • Then add garlic, chili powder, cumin and stevia and stir well to combine. Cook for about a minute or so until fragrant.
  • Pour in tomato sauce and water and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer then turn heat down to LOW and cook sauce for about 5 minutes until thickened.
  • Season sauce well with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add sweet potatoes and carrots to the sauce and heat on a simmer until  cooked (about 20 minutes). Add peppers, then stir to combine. Season with more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Start to preheat grill to medium heat.
  • To make the seasoning rub, combine brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and black pepper in a small bowl and mix together. Set aside.
  • Rinse salmon and pat dry. Brush salmon with coconut oil, then sprinkle seasoning rub generously on both salmon llets.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes on each side and serve on a bed of the sweet potato and red chile sauce.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 984mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 22715IU | Vitamin C: 78mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 5mg

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