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Shred before you Wed is a blog that includes healthy recipes that are grain free and paleo friendly. They are perfect for the bride or woman wanting to eat well and lose body fat. 

Dinner Date In: Baked Salmon + Mango Salsa

PHEW - he loved it. Ladies, I never "cook." Sure I like to bake & make super simple recipes, aka smoothies, pancakes, chicken & dessert ;) but I'm not the best cook... I always end up having to ask Tylor for help or fail to get the timing right & burn something etc. hah. But this recipe is SO EASY. 

AND, it looks fancy. 

Tylor worked late & was running around town late this Friday night so I took it upon myself to get dinner going & ended up getting creative & finishing it all on my own (cheers to that)! And here's the best part... I talked to my best friend on the phone the entire time! 

Now that I've convinced you that anyone can make this dinner, let's get going.


  • Salmon fillet (preferably fresh caught!) 
  • Asparagus bundle
  • Baby potatoes
  • 1 mango
  • 2 tomatoes
  • cilantro
  • 1/2 lime
  • 4 thin slices of fresh lemon
  • rosemary potatoes 
  • salt, pepper, olive oil, grass-fed butter (optional) 

Pause here for a sec & pour your fav glass of white wine... maybe a little Pinot Gri? :) Have fun with this ladies & chat with your best girl friend as you prep. It'll make things a little more interesting! 


  • Line 2 baking sheets with foil & heat oven to 375 deg F
  • Prep baby potatoes by washing & slicing in half/quarters 
  • Prep asparagus by washing & breaking off ends
  • Once oven is hot, place the salmon on one baking sheet & drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper & place lemon slices on top. Put in oven.
  • Place the potatoes on the other sheet with foil & drizzle with olive oil, pepper, salt & break rosemary pieces of & generously mix in with the potatoes. Place in oven
  • Place asparagus on a sheet of foil. Fold up the ends of the foil to make a sheet type of thing. Add a few pieces of grass-fed butter in with the asparagus or drizzle with oil & top with salt/pepper. Place in oven
  • These 3 things will take 30-45 minutes to bake. After 30 minutes, keep an eye out, basically waiting until the potatoes & asparagus are soft & the salmon is cooked through. 
  • Salsa: chop tomatoes & cilantro, cut mango into pieces & combine in bowl. Toss with juice from 1/2 lime & sprinkle in salt. 
  • After everything is done, serve salmon covered with mango salsa & enjoy! 

As always, comment what you think or share your success with this recipe on Instagram & tag me! @shredbeforeyouwed <3 Shoot me an email with any questions! 

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