Salmon With Sriracha Dill Lentils

Believe it or not, this recipe came to me in a dream! I was plating the salmon, and pouring a lentil mixture over top of it, and perfecting the look to start photographing it for my blog! I woke up, and thought – what a great idea! Topping salmon with a lentil mixture. It was definitely weird when I was plating it, and pouring over the mixture on the salmon just like in my dream. I felt like I had already done it before. Why was I doing it again?

I still had a recipe to develop, though. Even though I had the basic idea, I didn’t know what to flavour the lentils with. But last night I was eating some cracked pepper & herb wings at a restaurant with my dad and step mom, and we had a delicious dill dip with them. I remembered how well dill pairs with salmon, so that’s how I figured out exactly what I wanted to do!

Also, this recipe is perfect for an active lifestyle! Salmon is one of the healthiest foods for you out there, check the top of any healthy food list and it’s sure to be there! Lentils are also a huge source of protein and fibre! This meal is loaded with all good things for you, and perfect to eat before a workout, or to replenish yourself afterwards!

Has December totally snuck up on anyone else? It’s the 1st! How did that happen? I almost felt like I was cheating when I opened day 1 on my chocolate advent calendar. I kept thinking – there’s no way! It’s not the 1st, why am I opening this? If you read my last post, I told you how I really want to be thoughtful and frugal with my gifts this year by making all kinds of handmade and homemade gifts for everyone. I haven’t even gotten started yet! Usually I start getting ready for christmas pretty early, so I feel completely out of sorts right now! I better start dedicating time through my week to making gifts and getting ready. I still haven’t completely got into the Christmas faze yet, either. I decorated most of my house. I think once we get the real tree, I’ll really get into it. And go complete christmas-mode!


Salmon With Sriracha Dill Lentils

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 10m
  • Total Time: 15m
  • Serves: 2
  • Yield: 2 salmon fillets

Ingredients

For The Salmon

  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

For The Lentils

  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. sriracha
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 c canned lentils (rinsed/drained)
  • 1 tsp. dried or fresh dill

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 550 degrees F.
  2. Lay out two pieces of tin foil. Lay a fillet of salmon on each. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil, and squeeze some fresh lemon over the tops.
  3. Fold the tin foil over the salmon and fold in the sides, so it's completely wrapped in the tin foil.
  4. Place each wrapped salmon on a baking sheet, and set in the oven to bake for 9 minutes. (If salmon is not cooked all the way through, put back in for another 2 minutes and check again).
  5. In a small dish, combine the lentils, sriracha, lemon juice, olive oil and dill.
  6. When the salmon is done, place them on serving plates and spoon half your lentil mixture over the top of each salmon. Serve and enjoy!

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below, or take a photo and tag it on instagram or twitter with #itscrunchthyme


 



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