Lemon Salmon with Quinoa Linguini, Spinach & Tomatoes

For a healthy meal with proportionate balances of protein, grains, and vegetables, try this recipe I created– it is delicious!

*Makes 2 servings

**Total prep and cooking time:  20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • (2) 5-6oz pieces of salmon
  • 1 lemon
  • Low sodium Seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Olive Oil (I use the Misto for light sprays)
  • approx 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • approx 4 cups spinach (spinach is so low in calories so pile it on if you like!)
  • 2 oz quinoa linguine (you could use regular or whole wheat pasta if you prefer, I use quinoa to keep it gluten free)

 Directions:

  1.  Lay salmon on foil and season with juice of ¼ of the lemon, lemon zest and seasoning of your choice.
  2.  Broil salmon for a total of 10 minutes; flipping it over every 2 ½ minutes to cook evenly.
  3. While salmon is cooking, cook your pasta as per directions on box (depending on type of pasta you use.
  4.  In addition, while salmon is cooking, sauté the cherry tomatoes and spinach with a few light sprays of olive oil   and garlic cloves. Add juice of ¼ of your lemon to sauté.
  5. Drain pasta when done and plate. Layer on your sautéed tomatoes and spinach and top with your salmon
  6. Squeeze and zest other half of lemon on top of everything for a final touch of flavor and enjoy!

Nutritional Information: 

Total Calories per serving: 502

Carbohydrates: 49.6; Protein: 39.4; Fat:  16.2

*Note, nutrition facts can vary based off of the pasta you choose.  The above facts are based off of quinoa linguini.