Date night can be healthy AND delicious!
Okay, yes, I’m a very single person. But I can still cook like I’m trying to impress someone! ;)
And the best part about this “date night” recipe is that it is SO easy, the sides can be made in bulk as part of your meal prep, and everything in the meal is healthy.
It’s what I call pseudo-Paleo (legumes aren’t “technically” in that category), compliant with the Adrenal Reset Diet, and a great option for your dinner on the Metabolism Reset Diet.
The flavors are fun & refreshing, and those COLORS!
I made this plate for my parents recently and even they gave it their stamp of approval.
Healthy Date Night Salmon Dinner
Prep time: ~45 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes MAX
Total time (if sides aren’t prepped beforehand) ~1 hour, 5 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Once pesto & quinoa are done, place both in the fridge to cool while you make the salmon & broccoli.
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Spread 1 Tbsp of the avocado oil on all sides of the salmon, so it doesn’t stick to cookie sheet. Place the salmon on the cookie sheet.
Crush 4 of the garlic cloves and spread out on raw salmon. Sprinkle remaining spices on the salmon to taste as well. (It’ll look a lot like this salmon recipe)
Place salmon in oven and bake for 10 minutes per 1-inch of thickness (thinner salmon will take less time to cook through, thicker salmon will take longer)
While the salmon is baking, make the Broccoli. You’ll use the remaining 2 cloves of garlic for that and as much salt/pepper/garlic powder you’d like. The more the merrier, honestly.