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



  1. Prepare your Dairy-free Basil Pesto & Adrenal Reset Diet Quinoa Salad FIRST. I’d recommend starting to boil the quinoa while you make the pesto.

  2. Once pesto & quinoa are done, place both in the fridge to cool while you make the salmon & broccoli.

  3. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. When salmon and broccoli are done, remove from heat. Spread a hearty scoop of the Quinoa salad on a plate, and place salmon on top, Drizzle on some pesto, and scoop broccoli on as a side. Enjoy!

2lbs wild-caught salmon

1 batch Adrenal Reset Diet Quinoa Salad

1 batch Dairy-Free Basil Pesto (or you can be lazy like me & get the Trader Joe’s Vegan Pesto)

1 batch Actually-Good Cooked Broccoli

6 cloves garlic

2 Tbsp avocado oil

Extra seasonings, to taste:

Sea salt

Garlic powder

Dried basil

Black pepper