Today’s recipe is all about the ability to bring this salmon with you to work, school, or wherever you go during the day. This Mediterranean-inspired meal is composed of 3 parts >> protein, grain, veggies.
Salmon: simply seasoned, quick-broiled, and topped with pesto, this salmon is fresh and delightful.
Salad: toss together a quick and chunky side salad made with tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and feta.
Couscous: keep it simple with 5-minute couscous or swap it for another grain!
Perfect Broiled Salmon
The broil-method is hands-down the easiest way to cook salmon. Pop your salmon filets under your broiler and in less than 10 minutes you have perfect flakey salmon ready to eat!
Tips for the perfect broiled salmon:
Season lightly: Keep things simple with salt, pepper, and lemon. It’s fool-proof!
Watch Your Salmon: Everyone’s broiler temp is different, which is why you need to be extremely careful. Make sure to check your salmon every couple of minutes!
Don’t Over Cook: Last but not least, don’t overcook your salmon. You know it’s done when it’s lighter in color and easily flaked.
Arugula Mint Pesto
This salmon would not be complete without its amazing topping –> arugula mint pesto! Pesto is such a fun addition to any protein, but especially salmon. We’re upping the anty with a unique arugula mint pesto and the flavor is to die for.
Here’s what you need:
Blend it all together and BAM, you’ve got a flavorful topping for any salmon filet. These flavors too much for you? Make our basic homemade pesto, instead!
Cucumbers + tomatoes + onions + feta = one of my all-time favorite cold salads. It’s fresh, citrusy, and pairs perfectly with this salmon meal prep!
Not only can you mix up this salad for this recipe, but having this on hand in the fridge “just because” isn’t a bad idea either! Who doesn’t like feta cubes?
The last part of this meal is simple but adds a lot. Couscous is ready in under 5 minutes and is actually a tiny pasta ball, not rice!
You can, however, substitute any grain for the couscous. Here are some of my favs:
How long does salmon last in the fridge? Cooked salmon will last in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. You know it has gone bad if it starts to smell funny or there is mold.
Is salmon healthy? Salmon is a healthy protein source that is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, healthy fats, and protein. In a 4 oz. serving of salmon there is 23g protein.
What should I serve with salmon? The easiest thing to serve with salmon is a grain such as couscous or rice and a vegetable such as broccoli or green beans.
How do I reheat my salmon meal prep? The glorious thing about this salmon meal prep is that it can be eaten cold or warm. We suggest warming up your salmon meal prep in the microwave. Cook on high for 60-90 seconds.
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Mediterranean Salmon Meal Prep
Simple Mediterranean Salmon Meal Prep made with an amazing arugula mint pesto, a chunky Greek salad, and a side of couscous!