Salmon is not only delicious – it’s super nutritious! With a good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for growing brains and bodies, and vitamins A and B, salmon is a great choice for dinner tonight. It can be difficult to get kids to eat fish and try new flavors; however, this salmon recipe, by our friends at Cooking Light, incorporates flavors and foods kids are already familiar with – like cheese and pasta. Plus, this recipe comes together in a snap! In a real time-crunch, flaked, canned wild sockeye salmon can be used in place of sauteed fillets.
Mediterranean Salmon Salad
1/2 cup uncooked orzo
2 (6-ounce) salmon fillets (about 1 inch thick)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups torn spinach
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions
4 kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
1. Preheat broiler.
2. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
3. Sprinkle salmon evenly with salt, oregano, and black pepper. Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes; break into bite-sized pieces with 2 forks.
4. Combine pasta, salmon, spinach, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; toss well.
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