Lemon and garlic used in whole 30 recipe

If you know me, you also know that I LOVE spending time in the kitchen. The problem is that I don’t have nearly the amount of time that I would like to dedicate to this beloved hobby. Therefore, it is essential for me to find EASY recipes that are sure to please the entire family (toddlers included.) Not only that, but nutrient-dense to boot. I’m guessing I’m not alone in this predicament.

This meal right here DEFINITELY meets both criteria, and will have your family begging for more!

Salmon is one of the best sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, which is essential for our survival. It is anti-inflammatory, contains more than a full day’s worth of vitamin D, keeps your bones strong, supports glowing skin, and even prevents cancer. Can anyone say SUPERFOOD?! The list goes on…

Aim to eat salmon once per week, but make sure it is wild-caught! Farmed salmon contains much fewer Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a significant level of toxins, pesticides and antibiotics. Furthermore, farmed salmon are often fed a reddish-pink dye in their food to turn their flesh an unnatural red color. Look for the words “wild-caught” when purchasing (not just wild or natural…those terms actually mean close to nothing.)

Let me know if you make this and what you think!

I used roasted asparagus and purple sweet potatoes as sides, but you may use your favorite veggies!

DONE IN 30: GARLIC-LEMON-DILL BAKED SALMON
Servings: 4-6; Time: 30 minutes; Level of Difficulty: Easy

INGREDIENTS

  • Four 6 oz. salmon fillets
  • 4 Tbs unsalted butter (Kerrygold is my favorite brand)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or minced
  • 2 Tbs fresh dill, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 375.
  • Season both sides of salmon fillets with salt and pepper
  • Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat.
  • Once melted, remove butter from heat. Add garlic, lemon juice, and dill to pan. Stir to combine.
  • Place salmon in a baking dish over parchment paper or foil. Brush salmon generously with butter mixture.
  • Bake salmon for 15-20 minutes.
  • ENJOY with your favorite roasted veggies, which can be cooked simultaneously with the salmon.
baked salmon recipe

I used roasted asparagus and purple sweet potatoes as sides, but you may use your favorite veggies!

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