Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sautéed Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Orzo

My husband requested salmon for dinner so I decided to simply roast it in the oven with fresh lemon and dill. I served it on top of garlicky orzo with sautéed tomatoes, spinach,fresh dill, lemon juice, and feta. It was a light and delicious meal that we all loved. My kids ate every single bite off of their plate – you can’t beat that! This was such a simple dinner that took very little time to prepare which makes it perfect for a weeknight meal.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat it with cooking spray.

Combine the butter, olive oil, and garlic together then spread evenly over the top of the fish. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Sprinkle freshly chopped dill all over followed by a layer of lemon slices.  Place skin side down on the prepared baking sheet.

Cook the orzo in salted water per instructions, drain the orzo. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the drained orzo, spinach, lemon juice, and fresh dill. Toss to coat evenly then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Taste and add more olive oil, lemon juice, or salt & pepper, if needed. Divide into four serving bowls then sprinkle with feta cheese.

Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Don’t overcook! Remove the salmon from the oven and cut into four servings then place fish on top of each bowl of orzo with additional slices of lemon if desired. Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sautéed Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Orzo

Yield: 4

Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

Salmon:

1 lb salmon fillet
1 tsp butter
1 tsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Fresh dill, to taste
Lemon slices

Orzo:

1 tbsp olive oil
8 oz of orzo, prepared per instructions
Handful of grape tomatoes
1 clove of garlic, minced
Handful of baby spinach
Juice of 1 lemon
1-2 tbsp fresh dill, to taste
Sea salt and freshly cracked lemon pepper, to taste
Feta cheese, to taste

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil then coat it with cooking spray.

Combine the butter, olive oil, and garlic together then spread evenly over the top of the fish. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Sprinkle freshly chopped dill all over followed by a layer of lemon slices. Place skin side down on the prepared baking sheet.

Cook the orzo in salted water per instructions, drain the orzo. Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring often, for 3-4 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the drained orzo, spinach, lemon juice, and fresh dill. Toss to coat evenly then season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Taste and add more olive oil, lemon juice, or salt & pepper, if needed. Divide into four serving bowls then sprinkle with feta cheese.
Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Don't overcook! Remove the salmon from the oven and cut into four servings then place fish on top of each bowl of orzo with additional slices of lemon if desired. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

 

 

 

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15 Responses to “Lemon and Dill Salmon with Sautéed Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Orzo”

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — February 17, 2014 @ 2:49 am

    What a lovely meal! Dill and salmon..a perfect combo of flavours, Pam.

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    Kim in MD — February 17, 2014 @ 4:31 am

    Yum! I woke up this morning with no idea what I am cooking for dinner tonight. Now I know!

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    Fructe uscate — February 17, 2014 @ 5:18 am

    Healthy recipe!

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    Jenn — February 17, 2014 @ 5:34 am

    Love this meal.. I’ve been eating a lot of salmon lately as it’s about the only fish I can have while pregnant. This sounds like a perfectly simple way to enjoy it!!

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    Larry — February 17, 2014 @ 5:44 am

    I would have eaten every bite of mine as well.

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    Peggy Recker — February 17, 2014 @ 5:45 am

    Sounds really tasty!

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    Joanne — February 17, 2014 @ 6:28 am

    I had a really good salmon dish at a restaurant last night and it has me craving it! The lemon and dill in this sound pretty perfect.

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    ela@GrayApron — February 17, 2014 @ 11:08 am

    I wish I could have this for dinner tonight! Looks just perfect and fresh! :) ela

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    Marjie — February 17, 2014 @ 12:01 pm

    I’ve done that same recipe, but with lime juice instead of lemon juice. It’s really good, because you don’t expect the lime!

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    Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) — February 17, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    Fresh..healthy..delicious..pinned! :)

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    Jovina Coughlin — February 17, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    I agree the perfect weeknight dinner. Looks absolutely delicious.

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    Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine — February 17, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    To me there’s something wonderful about the combination of salmon and dill. Then add lemon and you’ll have me totally sold. This definitely looks like my kind of dinner.
    I’m posting salmon too, though mine won’t be up till tomorrow. I love that there are a zillion ways to make it! I could eat it every day!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — February 17, 2014 @ 4:15 pm

    I need a great salmon recipe so I can’t wait to try this one!

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    Blond Duck — February 17, 2014 @ 7:46 pm

    I’ll make this tomorrow!

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    Chloe Pollacco — February 20, 2014 @ 4:30 pm

    I adore lemon in food! looks so good, thanks for sharing, I am now a follower!

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