In an effort to avoid picking up the phone to order a pizza or hoping in the car to hit up myfavourite sushi spot, I’ve been making a conscious effort to build my repertoire of healthy meal ideas - dinners that take less than 10 minutes to prep and no more than 30 minutes to cook.
Added bonus if the meal produces very few dishes. No small challenge.
Enter one of my favourite salmon dishes, a quick meal that has become a weeknight staple in our house.
Here is what you’ll need:
2-4 salmon fillets (1 per hungry dinner guest) 1 lemon 2 tomatoes Green Beans (a few handfuls, again tailored to how many dinner guests) Quinoa Salad (save time and pick up the excellent one from Costco for $9.99)
Optional: Crumbled feta to sprinkle on top
- Set oven temperature to 425 degrees F. - Place salmon on a piece of aluminum foil on top of an oven safe baking sheet - Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. - Dice up tomatoes and place on top of salmon - Squeeze juice of lemon atop the fish - Fold in the foil to create a tight little pouch - Bake in oven for approximately 20-25 minutes depending on salmon thickness.
Check at the 20-minute mark by cutting into the thickest part of the fillet to ensure it’s cooked through.
While salmon is baking boil or steam a few handfuls of green beans.
Place cooked fish and green beans atop a few scoops of quinoa salad, sprinkle with feta, if you wish, and voila! an easy, healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes.