Salmon Over Red Lentils
- 1 3-ounce fillet of salmon
- 1/4 cup red lentils
- 3/4 cup water
- Dash garlic seasoning mix
- Vegetable oil cooking spray
- 1 cup broccoli
- 1/4 cup sliced red pepper
- 1 fresh lemon
Place the lentils and the water in the bottom of a glass baking dish. Add the salmon and then top with seasonings. Sprinkle red pepper slices over the top. Bake at 400 degrees F until the fish is done, about 25 minutes. Add more water during cooking if needed. You want the lentils to absorb the water and cook along with the slice of fish.
When the fish is done you can remove it from the oven. Microwave the broccoli on full power for 2 minutes or until crisp tender.
Arrange everything on a plate with the salmon served on top of the lentils and the peppers on top of the salmon. Place the broccoli to the side. Sprinkle it all with garlic seasoning and a generous squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Serve hot.
Serves 1. Each 1 plate serving: 484 calories, 17g fat, 3g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 140mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate,
6 g fiber, 3g sugars, 59g protein.
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Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.