. Greek Lemon Salmon Bowls
Salmon: A Healthy, Delicious Dish
For many, salmon is one of the most beloved fish out there. The mild flavor, combined with its high structure and the numerous health benefits it offers, makes it a great choice for any meal. Especially with Greek flavors, its light and tasty and the perfect accompaniment to any meal. For those looking to add some healthy options to their diet, a Greek Lemon Salmon Bowl could be the perfect dish.
Easy to prepare and filled with wonderful flavors to tantalize the taste buds, this simple salmon dish is sure to be a hit among family and friends alike. Let’s take a look at some of the flavors and health benefits in this delicious dish:
The Benefits of Salmon
Salmon is packed with vitamins, such as A, B-6, and B-12, as well as minerals such as zinc, iron, and selenium. It is also rich in Omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for a healthy heart. Salmon is high in anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting properties, so it can help ward off disease as well as reduce inflammation. Plus, it’s a great source of lean protein, so it can help you stay full longer.
In addition to its nutrient-rich benefits, salmon is also a favorite of many because of its extraordinarily rich flavor. Its delicate structure and slight sweetness combine wonderfully with the fresh, lemony flavors in this Greek-style dish.
The Flavors in a Lemon Salmon Bowl
A Greek Lemon Salmon Bowl is a quick and easy recipe that packs a lot of flavor. In addition to the salmon, this dish includes one of the area’s traditional foods – Feta cheese. Feta and salmon bring out the flavors of each other and make the dish creamy and salty – two essential components any balanced dish needs.
The salad includes fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and an array of herbs to give it a Mediterranean flare. All of these ingredients are then topped with a simple lemon vinaigrette that brings out the seafood flavor unlike any other dressing.
While this dish has robust flavors, it is still light, so it works great for a healthy, satisfying meal. Now let’s take a look at this easy-to-follow recipe.
Recipe for Greek Lemon Salmon Bowls
-2 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each)
-2 tablespoons olive oil
-Juice of 1 lemon
-1 cup crumbled feta cheese
-1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
-1 cucumber, diced
-1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted
-1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
-2 tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
-Salt and pepper to taste
-1/3 cup olive oil
-1/4 cup lemon juice
-2 teaspoons honey
-2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
-1 clove of garlic, minced
-Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Place the salmon fillets on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.