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Lemon and Dill Salmon with Herb Salad

Salmon is packed with omega 3 fatty acids that serve double-duty for your body: They promote proper brain function and they’re great for your hair and skin. If you need another reason to try this healthy, delicious recipe - it only takes about 20 minutes to get on the table!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 6- oz. Alaskan wild-caught salmon filets
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 c. mixed salad greens
  • 1 c. cherry or grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 medium English cucumber peeled, cut in half and seeded
  • 4-5 fresh dill sprigs roughly chopped
  • ¼ c. fresh mint leaves chopped
  • ¼ c. fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 fresh lemon cut into wedges

For garnish:

  • 1 fresh lemon cut into slices
  • 2 sprigs fresh dill

Instructions

  • Preheat the olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Season the salmon with some salt and pepper on both sides and place skin-side down in the hot pan. Sear for 3 - 4 minutes before carefully flipping the filets. Cook for another 3-4 minutes before removing from heat.
  • In the meantime, combine the mixed salad greens, tomatoes, cucumber, and fresh herbs in a large bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.
  • To make the dressing, whisk the Dijon mustard, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar in a small glass bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  • To serve, season the salmon with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a few dill sprigs. Serve with herb salad and enjoy!

Notes

Tip: Sauté the salmon for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or up to 5 minutes on each side for well done. Total cooking time will vary depending on thickness of the filets.

 

Lemon and Dill Salmon with Herb Salad