In the early days, before Weight Watchers freestyle points or any of the color plans (I'm on blue, by the way), I ate low-fat microwave popcorn for dinner pretty much every Thursday. Yep, not the healthiest, but I didn't have much choice back then. Plus, I was really sick of that Weight Watchers cabbage soup.
It would be the day before weigh day and I never had enough points left to eat dinner. Then Weight Watchers freestyle happened, and then BLUE! And now I can eat THIS on Thursday nights, even if I'm completely out of points (which I always am.) Because it's ZERO, yes that's right - 0 points!!!! I created this This 5 ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon when I trying to come up with a quick, easy and zero point recipe for the day before weigh day. Now I no longer have to resort to microwave popcorn ...
This Weight Watchers Salmon is one of the very best 0 (ZERO) point foods I have ever eaten. I've been following Weight Watchers for about the past 20 years ( you can read about my WW journey HERE!) and in the early days the only thing that was 'free' was that Weight Watchers zero point cabbage soup. And these days I honestly can't even think about it without throwing up in my mouth a little. I guess I completely OD'd on the stuff. I'm really glad there's so much more 'free' point food now, like eggs, fish and chicken; it sure beats cabbage soup!
This recipe uses frozen salmon, which is perfect for those nights when you need something substantial, healthy but have no points left! I serve it with some steamed veggies (asparagus is quick and tasty and can be steamed in the microwave for 3-5 minutes- Here’s how to steam asparagus in the microwave ). Then I squirt some lemon on both the salmon and asparagus and it's not only delicious, it's healthy, easy and NO POINTS!
You will also need:
- fresh cilantro
- soy sauce
- fresh ginger
- sesame seeds
💭 Top tip
Part of the reason that this healthy salmon recipe tastes so magically delicious is because of the fresh ginger. But if you're wondering about how to store fresh ginger then I'm here to tell you the secret - keep your fresh ginger in the freezer, then peel off the part you need with a vegetable peeler and grate it frozen right into or onto your food! It lasts forever, it's super easy to use and it always tastes fresh!
So if you are looking for Weight watchers salmon recipes, then give this super simple and delicious one a try! And be really grateful you're not eating microwave popcorn for dinner (haha)!
📋 Sheet Pan Salmon Recipe
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (or temperature as directed on frozen salmon package directions)
- Place frozen salmon on baking sheet.
- Pour soya sauce, diving equally per piece.
- Grate on ginger , dividing it between all pieces.
- Sprinkle on sesame seeds, dividing between all pieces.
- Top with cilantro , dividing between all pieces.
- Cook for 15 - 20 minutes, or time directed on directions of frozen salmon fillet package.
- Serve with lemon wedges and steamed asparagus, if desired.