Salmon chorizo tomato pie
When it’s pie time, there’s no better time for a salmon chorizo tomato pie! Here’s a simple tasty pie with the winning combination of salmon and chorizo sausage.
If you’re in the mood for some old-fashioned comfort food but do not feel like losing the health benefits, this is the pie recipe for you.
Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)
If you are craving a pie but do not want to miss out on a dose of health benefits for your body, then this is the recipe for you. Safcol salmon is the star ingredient and is considered a great source of omega 3 fat. This fat is a type of polyunsaturated fat that is essential for your body to function well. It is needed for a healthy heart, arteries, brain, and eye function just to name a few. As a source of iodine and selenium, it also helps support your thyroid to work normally. A normal working thyroid means a normal functioning metabolism. Salmon is also a good source of iron; this is needed to transport oxygen around your body. A final highlight to mention for this fish is a source of vitamin D. Vitamin D supports a normal functioning immune system and helps your body create strong bones by allowing calcium to be absorbed properly in your body.
Eggs add additional iodine, selenium and vitamin D which are found in the yolk. Like salmon eggs are great sources of protein and help to build and repair all the cells in your body. Eggs also have vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin which helps to keep your eyesight working well and like vitamin D, supports normal immune function.
Olive oil is best when it is an extra virgin variety. This monounsaturated fat (in addition to the omega 3 fat found in the Safcol salmon) helps your cholesterol levels stay with more ‘good’ HDL cholesterol and less ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. As a fat, it enhances the ability of the fat-soluble vitamins in this meal, vitamins A, D, E and K, to be absorbed. If you select extra virgin olive oil you are also adding over 36 different antioxidants to help fight off free radicals which can cause damage and disease to the cells of your body.
Are you interested in a healthy heart and reduced risk of some cancers? Then the crushed tomatoes are your friend with their potent antioxidant lycopene. For the gentlemen, lycopene also supports healthy prostate function. Red onion adds a dose of the antioxidant quercetin which adds further immune support to the vitamins and antioxidants mentioned above. So, if you are in the mood for some old-fashioned comfort food but do not feel like losing the health benefits this is the pie recipe for you!
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This nutritional information has been created using the foodstandards.gov.au online tool. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, it should be considered a guide only.