Looking for something health-giving, quick and simple for lunch or dinner? This delicious heart-healthy, mood boosting (I know I feel more positive when I eat oily fish/take a quality fish oil supplement) recipe has been taken from the Blue Zones website where you will find many others from the world’s longest-living people.

Blue Zones Spinach & Cranberry Stuffed Salmon


  • 1 lb. of Salmon fillets
  • ½ cup of fresh spinach leaves
  • 3 – 4 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 T craisins (dried cranberries) chopped
  • 2 T nuts chopped (pecans, walnuts or almonds are recommended)
  • 1 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1 T Dijon Mustard
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs


1. Sauté the spinach, lemon zest, and garlic until spinach is wilted.

2. Combine the craisins, nuts, basil, and oregano leaves in a small bowl. Add the wilted spinach mixture to the small bowl and combine.

3. Cut a pocket horizontally into each salmon fillet. Stuff each pocket with about 2 tablespoons of the combined mixture.

4. Spread 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard on the salmon and finish by sprinkling breadcrumbs on top of each fillet.

5. Place salmon on non-stick baking sheet or backing sheet lined with oven safe paper and bake for 20 minutes at 375° F or until fillets are fully cooked.

5. Enjoy!