This nutritious meal is super simple to whip up in under 15 minutes and offers a bowl full of nutrient dense ingredients that not only looks so exciting and colourful but also taste divine. This is simple, fast food at it’s best.
The combination of crisp steamed seasonal vegetables, creamy avocado smash and melt-in-your-mouth pan fried salmon, topped with a zesty lemon and herb dressing is simply sensational. And take my word for it, this meal will take you less than 15 minutes from the minute you start prepping, making it a winner of a weekday dinner.
2 salmon fillets – skin on
2 handfuls of spinach / rocket leaves
1 bunch of fresh asparagus spears
1 small head of broccoli
1 tbsp coconut oil (or butter/ghee)
Zesty Citrus Dressing
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp dried oregano (or Zaa’taar mixed herbs)
1 tsp tamari (or soy sauce)
2 tbsp olive oil
Boil water in a large saucepan with colander.
Melt 1 tbsp oil (coconut or ghee/butter) in small frypan over medium heat.
Cut up asparagus and broccoli into bite-sized pieces and steam over the boiling water for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and place in cold water to stop them cooking further.
Place salmon, skin side down, in heated fry pan and cook for 3-4 minutes (lid on). Flip salmon and cook for another 3 minutes (or until cooked to your liking).
Whilst salmon is cooking, slice the avocado and season with some salt to taste, set aside and then make the dressing by placing all ingredients in a jar and shaking to combine.
Now on to assembling. Place the spinach/rocket leaves at the base of the bowl, place half the avocado into each bowl, then add the steamed vegetables to take up 1/4 of the bowl. Add the salmon fillet to the remaining half of the bowl and drizzle over dressing. Season to taste.
I also like to add a little fermented vegetables and a sprinkle of hemp seeds or sesame seeds to the top of my salmon for a little extra deliciousness. Enjoy.