Did you know that up until a few years ago, I avoided salmon?! Without ever even trying it, I decided I wouldn’t like it and never ate it. Finally, one day my fiancé convinced me to step out of my comfort zone and try a bite of that flaky, buttery heaven. Boy, was I missing out!!
As I started eating it more and more, I realized it is not only delicious, but amazingly nutritious.
-Packed with Omega-3’s which promote cardiovascular health as well as healthy joints and skin
-High in protein!
-Vitamin filled with plenty of B-12, B-6, vitamin D, niacin, thiamine and pantothenic acid
-Great source of minerals such as selenium and phosphorous which fight diseases and keep the heart and kidneys happy
Another great thing about salmon? You can prepare it so many different ways-- and every time it’s outstanding!
Which brings me to this: Honey-Dijon Salmon & Quinoa-- a scrumptious salmon recipe that is not only a crowd-pleaser, but super simple to prepare AND it has minimal clean-up!
Talk about a dinner-winner over here!
Honey-Dijon Salmon & Quinoa
(As adapted from Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine)
Serving size: 2
2 salmon fillets (4-6oz each)
2 servings of quinoa
4 cups of fresh spinach
2 tbsp soy-sauce
2 tbsp honey
1.5 tbsp EVOO
2-2.5 tbsp Dijon mustard (I love mustard, so I always opt for more than less)
2 cloves of garlic minced
1.) Using ½ tbsp olive oil, saute spinach and garlic in a cast-iron skillet
2.) As the spinach/garlic is being sautéed, prepare quinoa as package instructions recommend
3.) Rinse salmon fillets and pat dry
4.) Remove spinach/garlic from cast-iron, add 1 tbsp olive oil, and pan sear salmon fillets over medium/medium-high heat
5.) Mix honey, soy sauce, and Dijon mustard together in a small bowl and set aside
6.) Evenly divide quinoa, top with (evenly divided) spinach and 1 fillet of salmon
7.) Drizzle sauce over-top
Pretty easy, right? And just one pan was dirtied in the making of this dinner?! I’ll take that!
Whether you’re averse to salmon for no reason whatsoever like I was, or a salmon-lover, I am certain this recipe will be one added weekly/monthly to the dinner rotation!!
Give it a try, and let me know what you think!