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!
Lemon and Dill Salmon Recipe with Herb Salad
- 3 tbsp Olive oil, extra virgin
- 4-6 oz Alaskan wild-caught salmon filets
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 3 cups Mixed salad greens
- 1 cup Cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 Medium English cucumber, peeled, cut in half and seeded
- 4-5 Fresh dill sprigs, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup Fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 1/4 cup Fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
- 1 Fresh lemon, cut into wedges
- 1 Fresh lemon, cut into slices
- 2 Sprigs fresh dill
Preheat 1 tbsp. of 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, remaining 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!
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.
*Nutritional information is from HappyForks.com. For entertainment purposes only.
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