Baked Salmon with Citrus Salad

The health benefits of salmon have been well documented. High in many nutrients and low in carbs, it is a great supper dish. Here is an easy recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. I use bagged salad mix for convenience (make sure you wash it before use) and my oranges of choice are navels. Enjoy.
Ingredients:bakedsalmonnutrition

1.5 lbs. fresh salmon
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
0.5 tsp salt
0.5 tsp black pepper
1 bag or container salad mix, your choice
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 ounce almonds, crushed
2 medium oranges

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Prepare the sauce by combining the mustard, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Stir and mix together.  Set aside.
  3. Empty the salad mix bag in to a salad spinner.
  4. Wash, spin and then pour in to a large salad bowl.
  5. Add the tomatoes and almonds to the salad bowl.
  6. Peel the oranges. Take 1 and a half of the oranges, cube and add to the salad.  Set aside the other half orange.
  7. Grease a lined oven tray with non-stick spray.
  8. Cut salmon in to 6oz fillets.
  9. Place salmon, skin side down, on the oven tray.
  10. Brush the top and sides of fillets liberally with the prepared sauce.
  11. When the oven temperature is 450F, place tray in oven and bake salmon for 12-14 minutes.
  12. Once baked, plate salmon.
  13. Cut the remaining half orange in to 4 slices and serve with salmon.
  14. If salad dressing is needed, use the dressing of your choice.  A vinaigrette would work well.

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