Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Apricot Salsa Salmon
A perfect recipe to Slow Cook Yourself Slim!
This slow cooker apricot salsa salmon is a new favorite.
Ever since discovering the joys of slow cooker salmon years ago, when I first made this Crock Pot Salmon with Asian style vegetables, I’ve become a huge fan.
Slow cooked fish turns out moist and flavorful every time, something I can’t say when I attempt to broil, pan-fry or grill it!
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Apricot Salsa Salmon
This simple tasty recipe requires just three ingredients: frozen salmon, salsa verde (green salsa) and apricot jam.
Sounds a bit weird, or at least my brother thought so when I described it to him.
But it works. Both Rod and I gave this simple slow cooker salsa salmon high marks.
And it couldn’t be easier. Perfect when you’re feeling lazy or short on time.
The original recipe called for apricot jam, but I substituted apricot spread in an attempt to lower the SmartPoints a bit.
The New Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Program is really punitive when it comes to added sugars, so I also decreased the amount from 1/4 cup to 3 tablespoons. Next time I might try just two.
You can easily change up the taste of this dish by using whatever combination of jam/fruit spread and salsa suit your fancy.
I’ve already re-made it with homemade orange marmalade and salsa verde.
Next time I’m thinking of combining chipotle salsa and raspberry fruit spread.
The only other requirement is to begin with FROZEN salmon.
According to my calculations each serving has 203 calories, *5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and *7 Weight Watchers SmartPoints, *4 WW Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
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If you like this easy slow cooker salmon recipe, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers friendly recipes including: Quick Easy Salmon Patties, Salmon & Warm Lentil Salad, Easy Glazed Salmon, Summer Salmon Panzanella Salad, Slow Cooker Foil-Wrapped Salmon and Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup with Smoked Salmon
If you’ve made this Crock Pot Apricot Salsa Salmon, please give the recipe a star rating below and leave a comment letting me know how you liked it.
3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Apricot Salsa Salmon Recipe
- 8 ounces frozen wild salmon (do NOT thaw)
- 3 tablespoon apricot fruit spread
- 4 tablespoons salsa verde
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart.
- Grease the interior of your slow cooker crock.
- Remember not to thaw the salmon! Place the frozen salmon skin side down in the bottom of the slow cooker.
- Mix together the fruit spread and salsa. Spread the mixture over the salmon.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, or until the salmon is just done and flakes with a fork.
Recipe adapted from: Fix-It and Forget-It Slow Cooker Magic: 550 Amazing Everyday Recipes by Phyllis Good
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Light & Healthy Salmon Recipes
- Grilled Salmon with Avocado Bruschetta (SkinnyTaste)
- Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon & Vegetables (SkinnyTaste)
- Sheet Pan Ginger Soy Glazed Salmon (EatYourselfSkinny)
- Baked Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Avocado Sauce (Cookin’Canuck)
- Baked Honey Salmon & Vegetables (SlenderKitchen)
- Baked Salmon with Asparagus (SnackGirl)
Here’s a video with another yummy looking 3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Sweet Thai Chili Salmon from Erin Chase of $5 Dollar Dinners I can’t wait to try:
This post was first published in July 2017 and updated October 2018 with updated nutritional information.
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