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Grilled Salmon Over Savory Lentils

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This recipe is a perfect example of a very heart-healthy meal. Enjoy with a side salad or grilled veggies and a glass of wine. Buon Appetito!

Ingredients:
16 oz. salmon
1 cup brown lentils
1 carrot
1 celery stalk
1 small onion
2 cups water or chicken broth
1 medium tomato
Fresh basil
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil

Preparation:

  1. In a small pot, sauté onion, carrots, and celery in 1 tsp. olive oil for 2 minutes.
  2. Add lentils and stir. Add water or broth and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 15-20 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed and lentils are soft. Set aside.
  4. Season the salmon on both sides with salt and pepper. Grill or sauté both sides until done, but not overcooked (7–8 minutes).
  5. While the salmon is on the grill: chop the tomato into small pieces, add chopped basil, salt and a little olive oil. This can be sautéed until warm or served at room temperature.
  6. To plate: form a mound of lentils on the bottom, add the salmon on top, and put the chopped tomato/basil mixture on the salmon.
  7. Optional: garnish the dish by topping with: crispy fried onions, toasted pine nuts, sliced olives, spinach, asparagus, etc.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 398
Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 39g
Fiber: 8g
Sodium: 665mg
Protein: 39g

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